(65 ILCS 5/11-135-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-135-8)
    Sec. 11-135-8. Such commission shall have the right to supply water to any municipality, political subdivision, private person or corporation, in addition to the municipalities which have formed the commission, and to construct water transmission and distribution lines within a radius of 25 miles outside the corporate limits of member municipalities for the purpose of furnishing water to any additional entities which contract with the commission for a supply of water, upon such payment, terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon. In addition to the foregoing powers, if there is any municipality within a radius of 25 miles of the corporate limits of the commission which desires not to own or operate a waterworks system, and such municipality adopts an ordinance requesting the Commission to supply water for public and domestic use within such municipality, then any such commission may, when determined by the Commissioners to be in the public interest and necessary for the protection of the public health or in the best interest of the Commission or its environs, enter into and perform contracts, whether long term or short term, with any such municipality, to acquire, construct and operate and maintain its waterworks properties within the corporate limits of such municipality for the purpose of supplying water for public and domestic use to the inhabitants thereof.
    Such commission shall have the power to contract with any person, corporation or political subdivision or any municipal corporation or other agency for a supply of water, or to supply water to such person, corporation, municipal corporation or political subdivision. Any such contract made by a commission for a supply of water may contain provisions whereby the commission is obligated to pay for such supply of water without setoff or counterclaim and irrespective of whether such supply of water is ever furnished, made available or delivered to the commission or whether any project for the supply of water contemplated by any such contract is completed, operable or operating and notwithstanding any suspension, interruption, interference, reduction or curtailment of the supply of water from such project. Any such contract may provide that if one or more of the other purchasers defaults in the payment of its obligations under such contract or similar contract made with the supplier of the water, one or more of the remaining purchasers party to such contract or such similar contract shall be required to pay for all or a portion of the obligations of the defaulting purchasers. Any such contract entered into to supply water to a municipal corporation or political subdivision shall provide that the payments to be made thereunder shall be solely from the revenues to be derived by such municipality or political subdivision from the operation of the waterworks system of such municipality or political subdivision, and said contract shall be a continuing, valid and binding obligation of the municipality or political subdivision, payable from such revenues for such period of years, not to exceed 40, as may be provided in such contract. Any such contract shall not be a debt within the meaning of any statutory or constitutional limitations.
    No prior appropriation shall be required before entering into such contract, and no appropriation shall be required to authorize payments to be made under the terms of any such contract, notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the contrary.
    The changes in this Section made by this amendatory Act of 1984 are intended to be declarative of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 83-1123.)