(65 ILCS 5/11‑132‑2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11‑132‑2)
Whenever, in the judgment of a majority of any board of
water commissioners, or if there is no such board, whenever in the judgment
of a majority of the city council of any city specified in Section
11‑132‑1, it is necessary for the public health, or for any other cause, to
increase the source of water supply, or to substitute for it such better
source as in their judgment the interests of the city may demand, the board
of water commissioners or the city council may dig wells, either by boring
or excavation, and protect and equip them, or they may lease water
privileges from persons owning wells already or hereafter to be dug.
Subject to the provisions of Section 11‑132‑3, the board of water
commissioners or the city council may pay for the boring, excavation, or
lease, and for the expenses incurred in maintaining and operating the
wells, only out of the surplus earnings of the city's waterworks.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)