More Plumbing Law Changes (Fire Hydrants)

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by IPIA Admin in Uncategorized
Public Act 100-0259
HB2382 Enrolled LRB100 05999 MJP 16028 b
    AN ACT concerning safety. 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly: 
    Section 5. The Fire Hydrant Act is amended by changing
Section 2 as follows:
    (425 ILCS 20/2)
    Sec. 2. Recovery of costs; fire hydrant; dry hydrant.
    (a) As used in this Section: ,
    "Dry hydrant" means a fire hydrant which is installed to
provide access to water from a lake, pond, or other body of
water rather than water from a public or private water supply
system.
    "Fire fire hydrant" means a water hydrant connected to a
water supply system installed for the express purpose of
providing water for fire suppression and that a fire department
can connect to and from which it can pump or draw water. "Fire
hydrant" does not include flush hydrants.
    (b) Whoever fails to comply with any of the provisions of
this Act within 30 days after written notice of noncompliance
or violation should reasonably have been received from a fire
protection district, township fire department, or municipality
in whose jurisdiction a fire hydrant is located, shall be
responsible for all reasonable costs that the fire protection
district, township fire department, or municipality incurs to
correct the noncompliance, including attorney's fees and legal
expenses incurred by the fire protection district, township
fire department, or municipality in recovering the costs from
the responsible party.
    (c) For dry hydrants that are installed pursuant to an
agreement between a property owner and fire protection
district, township fire department, or municipality in whose
jurisdiction a dry hydrant is located, the maintenance and
access to such dry hydrants shall be governed by the terms of
the agreement between the property owner and the fire
protection district, township fire department, or
municipality.
    All other dry hydrants, including those installed and
located on: public property; property owned or administered by
a homeowner's association, condominium association, or held in
some similar form of common ownership or subject to control and
administration by such association or organization; or private
property subject to an easement, covenant, plan of
developments, or restriction dedicating or establishing the
dry hydrant for the purpose of providing water supply for fire
suppression shall be subject to the provisions of Section 1 and
subsection (b) of Section 2 of this Act. In addition to the
requirements of Section 1 and except as to dry hydrants
installed and maintained by agreement with a fire protection
district, township fire department, or municipality,
continuous access to dry hydrants subject to this subsection
(c), and the maintenance necessary to keep dry hydrants in
working condition sufficient for fire suppression, shall be the
responsibility of the party on whose property the dry hydrant
is located or who is responsible for the administration or
control of the property on which the dry hydrant is located.
(Source: P.A. 99-205, eff. 7-30-15.)
 
Effective Date: 1/1/2018

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