(65 ILCS 5/11-143-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-143-2)
    Sec. 11-143-2. Upon approval by referendum as hereinafter provided, the city council of any city having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants which operates a sewage disposal plant may levy and collect an annual tax of not to exceed .075% of the assessed valuation of the taxable property in the city for the purpose of operating and maintaining such sewage disposal plant. However, the board of public works of the city, if any, or the head of the city's sewer department, shall first certify to the city council the amount that will be necessary for such purpose. This tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for city purposes and shall not be included within any limitation of rate prescribed by Section 8-3-1 but shall be excluded therefrom and shall be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    This Section shall not be in force in any municipality until the question of its adoption is certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law and approved by a majority of those voting thereon.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall Section 11-143-1 of
the Illinois Municipal Code,           YES
providing for an additional
tax for the operation and       ------------------------------
maintenance of a sewage                NO
disposal plant, be adopted?
    If a majority of the electors of the municipality voting on the question vote in favor of adopting this section, it shall become operative in that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)