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Legislative Alert - We need you to file opposition slips

Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laurie Dougherty
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A new bill has been introduced in Springfield and there will be a hearing TOMORROW (2-27-18).  SB3080.  It will require that within one year of its passage every community water system create a plan to replace all known lead service lines "both public and privately owned, within 10 years" this plan will include an engineering study, estimated costs, a financing plan, feasibility and affordability plan, plan to prioritize high risk areas, a proposed schedule with benchmarks and measures to encourage diversity in the workforce implementing the plan.

The Illinois Section AWWA Water Utility Council is urging everyone to go to the following link and file an OPPOSITION to this bill.  They do listen.  We want to be part of the solution and not have this mandated in its current form.  Click the link, fill in your name address, utility name, title, phone number. Put your utility name in the box for REPRESENTATION. Click the dot by OPPONENT.  Click "record of appearance only".  Click on "agree to the terms of the ILGA". Then submit.

Here is a 
link to the full text of the bill:

Kyla Jacobsen
Water Utility Council Chair

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