(70 ILCS 405/8) (from Ch. 5, par. 113)
    Sec. 8. Petition for creation of soil and water conservation districts.
    Any 25 or more owners of land lying within the limits of the territory proposed to be organized into a district who own at least 10% of the land, by area, within such proposed district may file a petition with the Department asking that a soil and water conservation district be organized in the territory described in the petition. Such petition shall set forth:
    (1) The proposed name of said district;
    (2) That there is a need, in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare, for a soil and water conservation district to function in the territory described in the petition;
    (3) A reasonably accurate description of the territory proposed to be organized as a district.
    (4) A request that the Department duly define the boundaries for such district; that a referendum be held within the territory so defined on the question of the creation of a soil and water conservation district in such territory; and that the Department determine that such a district be created.
    Where more than one petition is filed covering the same or parts of the same territory, the Department may consolidate all or any of such petitions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 530.)