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RECORD NUMBER: 35 OF 84
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|Main Title||Illinois Groundwater Protection Program. Biennial Comprehensive Status and Self-Assessment Report.|
|CORP Author||Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Bureau of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Illinois ; Ground water ; Water quality management ; State programs ; Water wells ; Water pollution control ; Water supply ; Clean Water Act ; Program evaluation ; Water pollution monitoring ; Pollution regulations ; Surveys ; Drinking water ; Streams ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Water pollution sources ; Toxic substances ; Public health ;|
The Illinois Groundwater Protection Act (IGPA) (P.A. 85-0863, 1987) responds to the need to manage groundwater by emphasizing a prevention-oriented process. The IGPA is a comprehensive law that relies upon a state and local partnership. Although the IGPA is directed toward protection of groundwater as a natural and public resource, special provisions target drinking water wells. The IGPA responds to the need to protect groundwater and establishes a unified protection program by: setting a groundwater protection policy; enhancing cooperation; establishing water well protection zones; providing for surveys, mapping and assessments; establishing authority for recharge area protection; requiring groundwater quality standards; and requiring technology control regulations.