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File #: 18-1018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/21/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/15/2019 Final action: 1/15/2019
Title: Pass the ordinance prohibiting the use of groundwater as a potable water supply by the installation or use of potable water supply wells or by any other method within the specified limits on properties located at 1712 W. Ogden Avenue, 1508 Aurora Avenue and 1532 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL. 60540 including points of withdrawal by the City of Naperville
Attachments: 1. Proposed Groundwater Ordinance for 1712 W. Ogden Avenue, 1508 Aurora Avenue and 1532 Aurora Avenue, 2. Copy of notification sent to Standard Market about proposed groundwater ordinance
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the ordinance prohibiting the use of groundwater as a potable water supply by the installation or use of potable water supply wells or by any other method within the specified limits on properties located at 1712 W. Ogden Avenue, 1508 Aurora Avenue and 1532 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL. 60540 including points of withdrawal by the City of Naperville
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: William J. Novack, Director of TED/City Engineer

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
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BACKGROUND:
Numerous properties throughout the City of Naperville have been used for commercial and industrial purposes throughout the years. Certain users like gasoline stations and dry cleaners have left a large environmental impact on the community due to spills and subsequent contamination.

Many of the current property owners have been working with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to clean up their sites and obtain certification by issuance of a No Further Remediation (NFR) Letter by the IEPA. The NFR letter provides value and comfort to the property owner that the IEPA has certified that the site has been cleaned up to certain standards.

The issuance of a NFR does not mean that a property is completely cleaned-up. Most of the time the IEPA issues NFR's for sites that still have small amounts of contamination present, they just make sure that certain other controls are in place to protect the public health. Some of those controls include engineered barriers, such as paved parking lots or concrete slabs of structures. Another common control is a restrictive groundwater ordinance. The groundwater ordinance prohibits the use of wells for any source of potable water within the area of contamination as determined by the IEPA.

The City receives many requests for these groundwater ordinances. We tell all the petitioners that they need to clean their site up and get to the point w...

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