(70 ILCS 3110/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7116)
    Sec. 16. Powers of Service. The Service is granted and has and may exercise all powers necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act, including but not limited to, the following rights and powers:
    (a) To have perpetual existence as a corporation;
    (b) To adopt bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
    (c) To adopt an official seal and alter the same at its pleasure;
    (d) To maintain an office or offices at such place or places as it may designate;
    (e) To appoint officers, agents and employees, and to prescribe their duties and to fix their compensation as set forth in this subtitle;
    (f) To sue and be sued in its own name;
    (g) To acquire, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, improve, maintain, equip, lease (as lessor or as lessee), repair, and operate projects within or without the State of Illinois and to establish reasonable rules and regulations relating to any project;
    (h) To acquire, purchase, hold, lease as lessee, and use any franchise, patent or license and any property, real, personal or mixed or tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, necessary or convenient for carrying out the purposes of the Service;
    (i) To sell, lease as lessor, transfer and dispose of any property or interest therein at any time acquired by it;
    (j) To acquire, either directly or by or through any person or political subdivision, by purchase or by gift or devise such lands, structures, property (real or personal) rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and other interests in lands, including lands lying under water and riparian rights which are located within or without the State as it may deem necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of a project, upon such terms and at such prices as may be considered by it to be reasonable and can be agreed upon by it and the owner thereof, and to take title thereto in the name of the Service;
    (k) To borrow money and to issue bonds for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of any one or more projects or for any other corporate purpose of the Service; to secure the payment of such borrowing or any part thereof by pledge of or mortgage or deed of trust on all or any part of its properties or revenues; to combine projects for financing or operating purposes; to make agreements with or for the benefit of the purchasers or holders of bonds or with others in connection with the issuance of any such bonds, whether issued or to be issued, as the Service may consider advisable; and in general to provide for the security of such bonds and the rights of the holders thereof;
    (l) To take and hold title to any project which may be transferred to the Service, and to assume jurisdiction over and provide for the maintenance and operation of said project, all on such terms as may be mutually agreed upon between the Service and the transferor. The Service may contract with any subdivision to assume the payment of the principal of and interest on obligations or indebtedness of such subdivision incurred in connection with any project and may undertake to operate any project in such a manner as to provide for the payment of all outstanding obligations or indebtedness applicable to such project and the interest thereon and to transfer to the appropriate subdivision an amount equal to the debt service payments prior to the applicable payment date;
    (m) To fix and revise from time to time and to collect rates, rentals, fees, and charges for the use of or for services and facilities provided or made available by the Service;
    (n) To make and enter into contracts with the federal or any State government (or any agency, instrumentality or subdivision thereof) or with any subdivision or person within or without the State of Illinois providing for or relating to the acquisition, construction, management, operation and maintenance of any project or the furnishing of services by or to any project or in connection with the services of any project owned, operated or controlled by the other contracting party.
    (o) To enter with the permission of the owner upon lands, waters, or premises for the purpose of making surveys, soundings, borings and examinations to accomplish any purpose authorized by this Act, the Service being liable for any actual damage done;
    (p) To make application for, receive and accept from the federal or any State government, or any agency, instrumentality or subdivision thereof, or from any person, grants relating to the Service or any project, including, without limitation, grants for or in aid of the planning, financing, construction, acquisition, maintenance or operation of any project to receive and accept aid or contributions from any source, whether in the form of money or property, labor, or other things of value; and to participate in any price support program, loan program or other program of the federal or State government relating to waste disposal, resource recovery or energy generation;
    (q) To make rules and regulations pertaining to the Service and projects, which rules and regulations may, without limitation, exclude or require preconditioning of any waste that might otherwise be harmful to the project or its efficient operation or endanger the health or safety of workers or others;
    (r) To enter into agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency providing for the assumption by the Environmental Protection Agency of such activities of the Service as the Service may deem necessary or desirable to effectuate its purposes, including agreements relating to the exchange of information between the Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, the sharing of planning resources, the provision by the Environmental Protection Agency of personnel, consulting services and technical assistance to the Service, and the acquisition, construction, supervision, operation or maintenance of one or more projects by the Environmental Protection Agency; and
    (s) To do all things necessary to carry out its purposes and for the exercise of the powers granted in this Act.
    (t) Anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding, the Service does not have any power to acquire, construct, operate, finance or otherwise provide any project located outside the boundaries of the participating municipalities.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)