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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 146

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 146 heading)
DIVISION 146. CONTRACT FOR COLLECTING AND
DISPOSING OF SEWAGE ORIGINATING
OUTSIDE MUNICIPALITY

65 ILCS 5/11-146-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-146-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-146-1)
    Sec. 11-146-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may contract with the State of Illinois, any municipality, or any person for the collection and disposal of sewage originating outside of municipalities.
    The corporate authorities of a municipality may provide by ordinance for the extension and maintenance of municipal sewers in specified areas outside the corporate limits.
(Source: P.A. 76-1516.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 147

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 147 heading)
DIVISION 147. SEWAGE DISPOSAL CONTRACTS BETWEEN CERTAIN MUNICIPAL
CORPORATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-147-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-147-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-147-1)
    Sec. 11-147-1. Whenever a municipality, drainage district, sanitary district, or other municipal corporation is adjacent to any other municipality, drainage district, sanitary district, or other municipal corporation the adjacent municipal corporations have the power to contract with each other, upon such terms as may be agreed upon between them, for the perpetual or temporary use and benefit by one of them of any sewer or drain, or of any system of sewerage or drainage or part thereof, or of any sewage disposal or sewage treatment plants and works, heretofore or hereafter constructed by the other. Any such sewer or drain, or system of sewerage or drainage or part thereof, or sewage disposal or sewage treatment plants and work, heretofore or hereafter constructed by one such municipal corporation may be extended or furnished to the inhabitants of the other. Such municipal corporations may by contract with each other provide for the joint construction of any sewer or drain or sewage disposal or sewage treatment plants and works by the municipal corporations so contracting, and for the common use thereof by the inhabitants of the contracting municipal corporations. In addition, whenever a sanitary district has acquired an easement granting the sanitary district the right to construct or operate a sanitary sewer system or part of a sanitary sewer system over property that connects the sanitary district to a municipality, the municipality and the sanitary district may enter into a contract for the use of the sanitary sewer system regardless of whether the sanitary district is adjacent to the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 94-1106, eff. 2-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-147-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-147-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-147-2)
    Sec. 11-147-2. Any contract specified in Section 11-147-1 may be made by the authority of an ordinance or resolution passed by the proper legislative authority of the municipality, sanitary district, drainage district, or other municipal corporation proposing the contract, and shall be assented to by an ordinance or resolution passed by the proper legislative authority of the municipality, sanitary district, drainage district, or other municipal corporation assenting to the contract. When made and assented to by the proper legislative authorities of the municipal corporations who are parties thereto, the contract shall be in all respects valid and binding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-147-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-147-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-147-3)
    Sec. 11-147-3. Every municipality lying within or partly within the corporate limits of, or adjacent to, any sanitary district which was organized under "An Act to create sanitary districts in certain localities, to drain and protect the same from overflow for sanitary purposes and to provide for sewage disposal," approved May 17, 1907, as heretofore and hereafter amended, and which is authorized to collect, carry-off, dispose of, and treat sewage and industrial wastes, may enter into a contract with this sanitary district upon such reasonable terms as may be agreed upon, for the use of the drains, conduits, treatment plants, pumping plants, and works maintained by the sanitary district for the carrying-off, disposal, and treatment of sewage and industrial wastes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-147-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-147-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-147-4)
    Sec. 11-147-4. Any municipality lying wholly or partly within the boundaries of any county which accepts the provisions of "An Act in relation to water supply, drainage, sewage, pollution and flood control in certain counties," approved July 22, 1959, as heretofore or hereafter amended, may contract with such county for water supply or sewerage service to or for the benefit of the inhabitants of the municipality. Any such contract may provide for the periodic payment to the county of a share of the amounts necessary to pay or provide for the expenses of operation and maintenance of the waterworks or sewerage system of the combined waterworks and sewerage system (including insurance) of the county, to pay the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the county hereunder, and to provide an adequate depreciation fund and to maintain other reserves and sinking funds for the payment of the bonds or the extension or improvement of the waterworks properties or sewage facilities of the county or a combination thereof, as the case may be.
    Any such contract may be entered into without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred. Any such contract may be for a term not in excess of 20 years, if the contract is a general obligation of the municipality, or for a term not in excess of 40 years, if the obligation under the contract is payable solely from the revenues derived by the municipality from its water supply or sewerage system.
    If the contract is payable solely from the revenues derived by the municipality from its water supply or sewerage system, the amounts due under the contract shall be deemed an expense of operating and maintaining the water supply or sewerage system of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2429.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 148

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 148 heading)
DIVISION 148. JOINT CONSTRUCTION OF SEWAGE
PLANT WITH OUT-OF-STATE MUNICIPALITY

65 ILCS 5/11-148-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-1)
    Sec. 11-148-1. Whenever the territory of any municipality of this state is adjacent to the territory of another state, the municipality may jointly construct a sewage disposal plant, together with all necessary and proper pipes, conduits, and appurtenances within its own corporate limits, and may own, operate, and maintain the plant jointly with any municipality in the adjacent state, for their joint use, on terms and conditions to be agreed upon by the municipalities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-2)
    Sec. 11-148-2. Whenever a municipality in an adjacent state desires to construct a sewage disposal plant in an Illinois municipality adjacent to the boundary of the State of Illinois, the municipality in the adjacent state may construct a sewage disposal plant, together with all necessary and proper pipes, conduits, and appurtenances, within the corporate limits of the Illinois municipality, and may hold, own, maintain, and operate the plant as its sole and separate property, subject to the approval of the corporate authorities of the Illinois municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-3)
    Sec. 11-148-3. Whenever a municipality in an adjacent state desires to construct a sewage disposal plant within or near the corporate limits of an adjoining municipality, located in the State of Illinois, the municipality in the adjacent state may construct the sewage disposal plant within or near the corporate limits of the Illinois municipality, together with all necessary pipes, conduits, and appurtenances thereto, and may own, operate, and maintain the plant and also may permit use thereof by the Illinois municipality upon terms and conditions to be agreed upon by contract between the municipalities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-4)
    Sec. 11-148-4. Whenever a municipality located in the State of Illinois owns and operates a sewage disposal plant within or near its corporate limits, and is adjacent to a municipality in another state, the Illinois municipality has the power to permit use of its sewage disposal plant and appurtenances by the adjacent municipality located in the other state, on terms to be agreed upon by a contract between the municipalities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-5)
    Sec. 11-148-5. The interest, ownership, or equity which any municipality of another state has in any sewage disposal plant and necessary connecting and outlet sewers and appurtenances in the State of Illinois, constructed by virtue of Section 11-148-1 through 11-148-4 is not subject to taxation in the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-6)
    Sec. 11-148-6. Whenever a municipality of another state constructs or leases a sewage disposal plant in the State of Illinois, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 11-148-1 through 11-148-4, the municipality may condemn and take property within the State of Illinois necessary for that disposal plant and for connecting and outlet sewers and appurtenances, in the same manner as might any municipality within this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-148-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-148-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-148-7)
    Sec. 11-148-7. The purpose of Sections 11-148-1 through 11-148-6 is the elimination or lessening of pollution of streams within the State of Illinois, and is particularly for the benefit of adjacent municipalities whose territory is located partially in the State of Illinois and partially in an adjacent state, and whose sewage disposal can be most efficiently and economically handled by a joint plant for the 2 municipalities. The sections specified shall be liberally construed to give effect to these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 149

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 149 heading)
DIVISION 149. EXTENSION OF MUNICIPAL WATER
AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE CORPORATE
LIMITS

65 ILCS 5/11-149-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-149-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-149-1)
    Sec. 11-149-1. The corporate authorities of a municipality may provide by ordinance for the extension and maintenance of municipal sewers and water mains, or both, in specified areas outside the corporate limits. Such service shall not be extended, however, unless a majority of the owners of record of the real property in the specified area petition the corporate authorities for the service. In a non-home rule municipality, if such service has been provided to another unit of local government, the municipality cannot thereafter require the annexation of the property owned by the unit of local government to the municipality as a prerequisite to the continuation and maintenance of such service.
(Source: P.A. 94-544, eff. 8-10-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-149-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-149-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-149-2)
    Sec. 11-149-2. The extension of such service may be financed by the issuance of bonds payable solely from the revenue obtained from the furnishing of such service. The bonds shall be issued and shall be subject to the provisions, as near as may be, of Division 139 of this article. The corporate authorities may make rules and regulations and may establish charges for such service in areas outside the corporate limits in the manner provided in Section 11-139-8, as near as may be.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2727.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 150

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 150 heading)
DIVISION 150. WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE
CONNECTION CHARGE

65 ILCS 5/11-150-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-150-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-150-1)
    Sec. 11-150-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality operating a waterworks, sewerage or combined waterworks and sewerage system have the power by ordinance to collect a fair and reasonable charge for connection to any such system in addition to those charges covered by normal taxes, for the construction, expansion and extension of the works of the system, the charge to be assessed against new or additional users of the system and to be known as a connection charge, except that no connection or water usage charge shall exceed the actual cost required for the installation or usage of an automatic sprinkler system. The funds thus collected shall be used by the municipality for its general corporate purposes with primary application thereof being made by the necessary expansion of the works of the system to meet the requirements of the new users thereof.
(Source: P.A. 85-784.)

65 ILCS 5/11-150-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-150-2)
    Sec. 11-150-2. Billing for services.
    (a) On or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the corporate authorities of any municipality operating a waterworks or combined waterworks and sewerage system:
        (1) shall bill for any utility service, including
    
previously unbilled service: (A) within 12 months after the provision of that service to the customer if the service is supplied to a residential customer; or (B) within 24 months after the provision of that service to that customer if the service is supplied to a non-residential customer; however, the corporate authorities of a municipality may bill for unpaid amounts that were billed to a customer or if the customer was notified that there is an unpaid amount before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly for service that was supplied to the customer before January 1, 2016;
        (2) shall not intentionally delay billing beyond the
    
normal billing cycle;
        (3) shall label any amount attributed to previously
    
unbilled service as such on the customer's bill and include the beginning and ending dates for the period during which the previously unbilled amount accrued;
        (4) shall issue the makeup billing amount calculated
    
on a prorated basis to reflect the varying rates for previously unbilled service accrued over a period of time when the rates for service have varied; and
        (5) shall provide the customer with the option of a
    
payment arrangement to retire the makeup bill for previously unbilled service by periodic payments, without interest or late fees, over a time equal to the amount of time the billing was delayed.
    (b) The time limit of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall not apply to previously unbilled service attributed to tampering, theft of service, fraud, or the customer preventing the utility's recorded efforts to obtain an accurate reading of the meter.
(Source: P.A. 100-178, eff. 8-18-17.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 150.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 150.1 heading)
DIVISION 150.1. LEAD HAZARD COST RECOVERY FEE
(Source: P.A. 99-922, eff. 1-17-17.)

65 ILCS 5/11-150.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-150.1-1)
    Sec. 11-150.1-1. Lead hazard cost recovery fee. The corporate authorities of any municipality that operates a waterworks system and that incurs reasonable costs to comply with Section 35.5 of the Illinois Plumbing License Law shall have the authority, by ordinance, to collect a fair and reasonable fee from users of the system in order to recover those reasonable costs. Fees collected pursuant to this Section shall be used exclusively for the purpose of complying with Section 35.5 of the Illinois Plumbing License Law.
(Source: P.A. 99-922, eff. 1-17-17.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 151

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 151 heading)
DIVISION 151. MUNICIPALITY RELATIONSHIP
TO PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT

65 ILCS 5/11-151-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-151-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-151-1)
    Sec. 11-151-1. As used in this Article, "public water district" or "district" means a public water district organized under "An Act in relation to public water districts", approved July 25, 1945, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 76-1356.)

65 ILCS 5/11-151-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-151-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-151-2)
    Sec. 11-151-2. This Article does not apply to any public water district whose territory is situated in 2 or more municipalities, except where one of the municipalities is incorporated after June 1, 2004 pursuant to the amendatory changes to Section 2-3-5 made by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. Nothing in this Article prohibits a municipality from continuing to operate utility facilities which it owns and operates, at the time territory is annexed to the municipality, in that territory even though it is part of a public water district.
(Source: P.A. 93-1058, eff. 12-2-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-151-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-151-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-151-3)
    Sec. 11-151-3. Except as otherwise provided in this Article, no municipality may furnish water or sanitary sewer service to any territory situated within a public water district and more than one mile from the corporate limits of the municipality without the district's consent. Nothing in this Section affects the performance by the municipality of any other function in which the district is not engaged.
    A municipality that operates a public water supply and furnishes water service has the exclusive right, as against a public water district, to serve residents in the territory within one mile or less of the corporate limits of the municipality but may consent to the district's providing service to such residents.
(Source: P.A. 76-1356.)

65 ILCS 5/11-151-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-151-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-151-4)
    Sec. 11-151-4. If a municipality annexes all of the territory of a public water district, the municipality shall take over all the properties and assets of the district, assume all debts, liabilities and obligations of the district and perform all functions and services of the district. The district shall be abolished and the rights and duties imposed on the municipality of this Section shall commence 90 days after the effective date of the annexation or at such earlier date as the corporate authorities of the municipality, by ordinance, provide.
(Source: P.A. 76-1356.)

65 ILCS 5/11-151-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-151-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-151-5)
    Sec. 11-151-5. If a municipality annexes part, but not all of the territory of a public water district, sanitary sewer district, or both, the corporate authorities of the municipality and of the district may enter contracts providing for the division and allocation of duplicate and overlapping powers, functions and duties between the 2 entities and for the use, management, control, purchase, conveyance, assumption and disposition of the properties, assets, debts, liabilities and obligations of the district. The corporate authorities of a district and such a municipality may also enter agreements providing for the operation by the municipality of the district's utility systems and other properties or for the transfer, conveyance or sale of those systems and properties to the municipality. "Systems and properties" includes those of every kind and character and whether situated within or outside the municipality. An operating contract made under this Section may not extend for a period longer than 30 years and must be subject to amendment, renewal or termination by mutual consent of the contracting parties. No contract under this Section may contain any provision impairing the obligation of any existing contract of such a municipality or district.
(Source: P.A. 90-190, eff. 7-24-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 152

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 152 heading)
DIVISION 152. MUNICIPAL INSURANCE AVAILABILITY PROGRAM

65 ILCS 5/11-152-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-152-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-152-1)
    Sec. 11-152-1. (a) The corporate authorities of any municipality over 1,000,000 in population may establish a municipal insurance availability program to make available to the residents of such municipality, who are otherwise unable to obtain such insurance at affordable rates, insurance against damage or loss, including the costs of diagnosis or repair, where the proximate cause of such damage or loss is attributable to the breakage or stoppage of a water or sewage drainage system or pipes, apparatus and conduits utilized in connection therewith.
    (b) The corporate authorities shall establish uniform eligibility requirements for participation in the program.
    (c) The corporate authorities shall appoint a program administrator to operate the program.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

65 ILCS 5/11-152-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-152-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-152-2)
    Sec. 11-152-2. (a) The municipal insurance availability program shall offer to each eligible resident coverage in the amount and type determined to be sufficient by the program administrator.
    (b) Premiums charged for coverage issued under the program shall be reasonable in relation to the coverage provided.
    (c) The program administrator shall establish a premium billing procedure for collection of premiums from insureds on a periodic basis.
    (d) The program administrator shall perform all necessary functions to assure timely payment of claims under the program.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

65 ILCS 5/11-152-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-152-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-152-3)
    Sec. 11-152-3. Revenues received under the municipal insurance availability program shall be used to pay the costs of the program and to maintain and service the municipality's water and sewage drainage system.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)

65 ILCS 5/11-152-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-152-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-152-4)
    Sec. 11-152-4. Municipal insurance availability programs organized under this Division 152 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code shall be subject to all applicable provisions of the Illinois Insurance Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-1431.)