(35 ILCS 200/11-135)
    Sec. 11-135. Definitions. For purposes of this Division 4:
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    "Not for profit corporation" means an Illinois corporation organized and existing under the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 in good standing with the State and having been granted status as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any successor or similar provision of the Internal Revenue Code.
    "Public water commission" means a water commission organized and existing under Division 135 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
    "Public water district" means a water district organized and existing under the Public Water District Act.
    "Qualifying water treatment facility" means a water treatment facility that is owned by a not for profit corporation whose members consist exclusively of one or more incorporated city, village, or town of this State, and any number of public water districts, any number of public water commissions, or any number of rural water companies and that sells potable water to the corporation's members on a mutual or cooperative and not for profit basis.
    "Rural water company" means a not for profit corporation whose primary purpose is to own, maintain, and operate a potable water distribution system distributing water to residences, farms, or businesses exclusively in the State of Illinois and not otherwise served by any city, village, town, public water district, or public water commission.
    "Water treatment facility" means a plant or facility whose primary function is to treat raw water and to produce potable water for distribution, together with all other real and personal property reasonably necessary to collect, treat, or distribute the water.
(Source: P.A. 92-278, eff. 1-1-02.)