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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 131

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 131 heading)
DIVISION 131. WATER FUND TAX IN CITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-131-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-131-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-131-1)
    Sec. 11-131-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under a special charter or the general law, which now has, or hereafter may have, established or leased a waterworks system for the supply of water to its inhabitants, has the power annually to levy and collect a tax not to exceed .0166% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, for the extension of watermains or pipes in the municipality and for the maintenance of its waterworks system, or for the creation of a sinking fund to be applied to the establishment of a waterworks system. However, the board of public works of the municipality, if any, or the head of the municipality's water department, shall first certify to the corporate authorities the amount that will be necessary for the specified purposes, and shall further certify that the revenue from the waterworks system will be insufficient therefor. This tax shall be known as the water fund tax and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are the other general taxes of the municipality. A two-thirds majority of all the corporate authorities may levy and collect annually, a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, for the specified purposes.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all of the members elected thereto, may levy and collect annually, in addition to all other taxes now authorized by law, a further tax of not to exceed .033% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, to be used exclusively for the purpose of supplying water to the municipality.
    Nothing in this Section increases the aggregate amount of tax, as limited in Section 8-3-1, that may be levied in any one year.
(Source: P.A. 81-1550.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 132

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 132 heading)
DIVISION 132. BETTERING SOURCE OF CITY WATER SUPPLY

65 ILCS 5/11-132-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-132-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-132-1)
    Sec. 11-132-1. All cities owning or operating waterworks under any charter granted by an act of any General Assembly of this state, or under the general incorporation laws of this state, whether by boards of water commissioners or by officers appointed for that purpose, have the powers and privileges granted by Section 11-132-2, for the purpose of increasing or bettering the source of supply from which their water is obtained.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-132-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-132-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-132-2)
    Sec. 11-132-2. Whenever, in the judgment of a majority of any board of water commissioners, or if there is no such board, whenever in the judgment of a majority of the city council of any city specified in Section 11-132-1, it is necessary for the public health, or for any other cause, to increase the source of water supply, or to substitute for it such better source as in their judgment the interests of the city may demand, the board of water commissioners or the city council may dig wells, either by boring or excavation, and protect and equip them, or they may lease water privileges from persons owning wells already or hereafter to be dug. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-132-3, the board of water commissioners or the city council may pay for the boring, excavation, or lease, and for the expenses incurred in maintaining and operating the wells, only out of the surplus earnings of the city's waterworks.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)