(60 ILCS 1/205-80)
Rules and regulations; publication.
(a) The township board has the supervision and control of the system and may
make, enact, and enforce all necessary rules and regulations in connection with
the acquisition of the system and its improvement, management, maintenance,
operation, care, protection, and use. Rules and regulations shall be
established from time to time by ordinance.
(b) Rates and charges for use and service for all purposes shall be
established, revised, maintained, be due and payable, and be in force as the
township board determines by ordinance. Rates or charges established by the
board are not subject to any statutory regulations covering rates or charges
for similar service by privately owned waterworks systems.
(c) The township board may enact and enforce reasonable rules and
regulations requiring, within a specified period of time, the owner of improved
real estate to connect into a township system when that improved real estate
abuts any street, alley, or other public way or sewer right-of-way in which any
line of the system exists. For purposes of this Section, improved real estate
includes real estate with buildings and real estate that has been platted for
subdivision purposes or for commercial uses.
(d) An ordinance establishing rules and regulations or rates or charges for
use and service shall be published within 30 days after its adoption in a
newspaper published and having general circulation in the township. If there is
no such newspaper, then the ordinance shall be posted in at least 5 of the most
public places in the township. The ordinance shall not become effective until
10 days after publication or posting, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)