(65 ILCS 5/11-129-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-8)
    Sec. 11-129-8. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 hereafter authorizing the issuance of bonds to pay the cost of acquiring a water works, which bonds are payable solely from the revenue of such water works, may pursuant to ordinance adopted by the governing body of such municipality and as an incident thereto and for the purpose of assuring the holder or holders of such bonds of a continuous, efficient management and operation of such water works, provide for the establishment of a municipal water board consisting of not less than 3 nor more than 7 members to administer the action and function of such municipality in managing, maintaining and operating such water works. The members of the board shall be selected by the city council, board of trustees, or other governing body of such municipality, and shall serve for such terms, receive such compensation and successors shall be selected, as shall be specified by the ordinance providing for the establishment of such board. The board shall approve all contracts for materials and services and shall employ all such persons as the proper and successful operation of such water works system may require, including a superintendent, an engineer and an attorney. No disbursement shall be made of any revenues of such water works system for operation and maintenance expenses or to pay the cost of any additions or improvements thereto, except such as are approved by such board. The holder of any bond issued for the purpose of acquiring any such water works system, or extending or improving the same may compel the board to perform any act in respect to the management, maintenance or operation of the water works system as may be required by the laws of this state or as may have been undertaken in the ordinance or ordinances pursuant to which such board was established or the bonds issued. If the adoption of such ordinance was made a condition to the sale of water revenue bonds issued for the purpose of acquiring such water works system, any such ordinance shall not be repealed or amended prior to the retirement of the bonds without the consent of the holders of two-thirds of the bonds then outstanding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)