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(55 ILCS 5/5-15009)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-15009)
Acquisition of lands and construction of
The county board shall have the power to
acquire land for any and all of the purposes herein specified by this
Division, and adopt and enforce ordinances for the
necessary protection of sources of water supply and shall also have power
to build dams and reservoirs for the storage of water, sink wells,
establish intakes and water gathering stations, build water purification
works, pumping stations, conduits, pipe lines, regulating works and all
appurtenances required for the production, development and delivery of
adequate, pure and wholesome water supplies into the distribution systems
of incorporated cities and villages and corporations and individuals in
unincorporated areas and is further empowered to build, operate and
maintain such works when and where necessary and to sell water to said
incorporated cities and villages and said corporations and individuals not
in incorporated cities and villages, by meter measurements and at rates
that will at least defray all fixed, maintenance and operating charges.
Profits may be used for the extension and improvements of the water works
system but not for any other function enumerated herein.
For the purpose of acquiring, constructing, extending or improving any
waterworks system, sewerage system or combined waterworks and sewerage
system, or for waste management, under this Division, or any property
necessary or appropriate therefor, any county has the right of eminent
domain within such county as provided by the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)