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RESOLUTION N0, 2$-77 <br />A RESOLUTION URGING THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND THE <br />LEGISLATORS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDS <br />AND LEGISLATION FOR THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND <br />THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO INSURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF <br />ILLINOIS WILL RECEIVE THE SAFEST POSSIBLE WATER SUPPLY <br />WHEREAS, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois <br />Department of Public Health have for many years had the responsibility of <br />inspecting, supervising -and approving the construction, operation and manage- <br />ment of public water supplies throughout the State of Illinois; and <br />WHEREAS, the safe Drinking Water Act of 1975 requires additional monitor- <br />ing,inspecting and supervising of public water supplies in order to adequately <br />assure the deliverance of safe drinking water to the public; and <br />WHEREAS, the act further requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency <br />to monitor, inspect and supervise public water supplies if the State Regulatory <br />Agencies do not accept that responsibility; and <br />WHEREAS, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois <br />Department of Public Health have much greater familiarity and liasion with the <br />public water supplies in Illinois; and <br />WHEREAS, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois <br />Department of Public Health could expand their staff more readily and more <br />economically than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide the programs <br />required by the Act; and <br />WHEREAS, the Act requires the State Regulatory Agencies to accept responsibility <br />of the provisions contained therein by July 1, 1977 or the U.S. Environmental <br />Protection Agency will assume that responsibility. <br />NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees of the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, State of Illinois: <br />That the Governor of the State of Illinois and the Legislators of the State <br />of Illinois, be, and they are hereby, requested and urged to provide the necessary <br />legislation and funds for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the <br />Illinois Department of Public Health to assume the responsibilities of the provisions <br />of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1975 in order to assure the best programs of <br />inspecting, monitoring and supervising the public water supplies throughout the <br />State of Illinois so as to insure that the people of Illinois will receive the <br />safest possible water supply. <br />SECTION 1. That this resolution shall be in full force and effect from <br />and after its passage and approval according to law. <br />PASSED this 26th day of April , 1977 <br />APPROVED this 26th day of <br />ATTEST: <br />vttta�A rtArk <br />April . 1977. <br />