5.If the transfer of water out of the Basin is intended to supply a waterworks system serving a municipality referred to in subparagraph b of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 31.91 of the Act, the application for authorization must, in addition to the information and documents referred to in sections 3 and 4, be accompanied by the following documents and information:
(1) a narrative description explaining why no supply source, reasonably accessible within the basin where the local municipality concerned is situated, is capable of meeting drinking water needs;
(2) a study about the impact of the proposed transfer on the integrity of the basin’s ecosystem. That impact study must be designed and prepared according to a scientific method.
The information contained in the study referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph is public.