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may construct and maintain an enclosed conduit or conduits, main pipes, wholly or partially submerged, buried or otherwise, and by means of pumps or otherwise cause such sewage to flow or to be forced through such conduit or conduits, pipe or pipes to and into any ditch or canal constructed and operated by any other sanitary district, after having first acquired the right so to do, or such board may provide for the drainage of such district by laying out, establishing, constructing and maintaining one or more channels, drains, ditches and outlets for carrying off and disposing of the drainage (including the sewage) of such district, together with such adjuncts and additions thereto as may be necessary or proper to cause such channels or outlets to accomplish the end for which they are designed, in a satisfactory manner, including pumps and pumping stations and the operation of the same. Such board shall provide suitable and modernly equipped sewage disposal works or plants for the separation and disposal of all solids and deleterious matter from the liquids, and shall treat and purify the residue of such sewage so that when the same shall flow into any lake, it will not injuriously contaminate the waters thereof, and shall adopt any feasible method to accomplish the object for which such sanitary district may be created, and may also provide means whereby the said sanitary district may reach and procure supplies of water for diluting and flushing purposes: Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to empower, authorize or require such board of trustees to operate a system of water works for the purpose of furnishing or delivering water to any such municipality or to the inhabitants thereof without the payment therefor at such rates as such board may determine upon. Nothing in this Act contained shall authorize said trustees to flow the sewage of such district into Lake Michigan, and any such plan for sewage disposal by any sanitary district organized hereunder is hereby prohibited, unless such sewage shall have been treated and purified as provided in this section, all laws of the Federal government relating to the pollution of navigable waters have been complied with, the approval of plans and constructions of outlets and connection with any of the streams or navigable bodies of water within or bordering upon the State obtained from the Department of Public Works and Buildings of the State, and the discharge of any sewage from any such district into any of the streams or navigable bodies of water within or bordering upon the State subject to the orders of said Department of Public Works and Buildings at all times to prevent the pollution and contamination of such streams or bodies of water by any discharge of sewage by any sanitary district therein. Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed as in any manner limiting or preventing the control of sewage disposal or the pollution of streams, lakes or other public bodies of water by the Department of Public Works and Buildings of the State as provided in an Act entitled “An Act creating a Rivers and Lakes Commission for the State of Illinois, and defining the duties and powers thereof,” approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, with all subsequent amendments. $ 17. The board of trustees of any such sanitary district are hereby vested with power and authority to enter into contract with

any city or village for the reduction, treatment and disposal of any garbage or offal, or solid matter removed from sewage at any disposal plant or treatment works. § 19. Whenever within any such sanitary district there shall be a city, incorporated town or village, which owns a system of waterworks and supplies water from a lake or other source which will be saved and preserved from sewage pollution, or other contamination, by the board of trustees of such district in the exercise of the powers and authority by this Act conferred, and there shall be in such sanitary district any city, incorporated town or village, which does not own or operate any system of water works, at the time of the creation of such sanitary district, then the board of trustees of such sanitary district shall have and they are hereby vested with the same power and authority conferred upon the board of trustees of any district organized, or that might be organized, under an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of water districts to enable certain territory to procure pure water,” approved June 5, 1911. And said board of trustees of said sanitary district may exercise such power and authority as and in the manner provided by sections number four (4) to and including section number twenty (20) of said last mentioned Act. Said board of trustees of such sanitary district are also hereby authorized and empowered to take a lease from any such city of any public utilities specified in section two (2) of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities to acquire, construct, own and to lease or operate public utilities and provide the means therefor,” approved June 26, 1913, as amended by an Act approved June 22, 1915. FILED July 11, 1919. The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly

during its session, , and having failed to file it in my office, with his objections,

within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a law.

Witness my hand this 11th day of July, A. D. 1919.
Louis L. EMMERson, Secretary of State.

SANITARY DISTRICTS.

§ 1. Amends section 18, Act of 1917. § 2. Adds section 3a. § 18. Pollution of waters — $ 3a. County judge to fill vapolice powers. cancy in b o a r d of trustees.

(SENATE BILL No. 386. APPRovED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, and to add an additional section to said Act, to be known as section 3a. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be amended to read as follows: § 18. The board of trustees of any such sanitary district shall have power and authority to prevent the pollution of any waters from which a water supply may be obtained by any city, town or village within said district, and shall have the right and power to appoint and support a sufficient police force, the members of which may have and exercise police powers over the territory within such drainage district, and over the territory included within a radius of fifteen miles from the intake of any such water supply in any such waters, for the purpose of preventing the pollution of said waters, and any interference with any of the property of such sanitary district; but such police officers when acting within the limits of any such city, town or village, shall act in aid of the regular police force thereof, and shall then be subject to the direction of its chief of police, city or village marshals or other head thereof; provided, that in so doing, they shall not be prevented or hindered from executing the orders and authority of said board of trustees of such sanitary district: Provided, further, that before compelling a change in any method of disposal of sewage so as to prevent the said pollution of any water, the board of trustees of such district shall first have provided means to prevent the pollution of said water from sewage or refuse originating from their own sanitary district. § 2. That the Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,” approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, be amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 3a, which shall read as follows, to-wit: § 3a. Whenever a vacancy in said board of trustees shall occur. either from death, resignation, refusal to qualify, or for any other reason, the county judge shall have power to fill such vacancy by appointment; and such person so appointed shall qualify for office in the manner hereinbefore stated and shall thereupon assume the duties of the office for the unexpired term to which such person was appointed.” APPROVED June 28, 1919.

SANITARY DISTRICTS.
Organization legalized. § 3. Emergency.

Authorized acts and proceedings
declared legal.

(House, BILL No. 307. APPROVED JUNE 10, 1919.)

§ 1. § 2.

AN ACT to legalize the organization of sanitary districts where such districts have been organized in pursuance of “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal”, approved June 22. 1917, in force July 1, 1917. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That whenever the inhabitants of any area of contiguous territory shall have proceeded to organize as a sanitary district under and by virtue of “An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal”, approved June 22, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, and a meeting of the board of commissioners has been held for the purpose of fixing and determining the limits and boundaries of such proposed district, without giving the notice of such meeting, by publication thereof the required number of times prior to

said meeting, as provided by law, and in all cases where a majority of the inhabitants of such territory voting on the proposition having voted at any election called for the purpose of organizing said district, as provided by said Act, and due publication of said notice of said election and the posting of said notices in the respective voting districts therein have not been had as provided by law, each such meeting of the board of commissioners to fix and determine the limits and boundaries of such proposed district and each such election so held, as set forth herein, are hereby made legal and valid, and such territory is hereby declared legally and validly organized and established as a sanitary district and body politic and corporate of this State for the purpose of providing for sewage disposal. § 2. All acts and proceedings heretofore done, had or performed by each such district and the persons from time to time appointed and acting as trustees thereof, such as are authorized to be done, are hereby declared to be legal and valid in all respects. § 3. Whereas an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval. APPROVED June 10, 1919.

SANITARY DISTRICTS-DESPLAINES AND ILLINOIS RIVERS.

§ 1. Amends section 17, Act of 1889. § 17. May acquire right of way—requirements for bridges—when Street becomes part of public highway.

(House, BILL No. 665. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section seventeen of an Act entitled: “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers,” approved May 29, 1880, in force July 1, 1889, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That section seventeen of an Act entitled: “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers,” approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as amended is amended to read as follows: $ 17. When it shall be necessary in making any improvements which any district is authorized by this Act to make, to enter upon any public property or property held for public use, such district shall have the power so to do and may acquire the necessary right of way over such property held for public use in the same manner as is above provided for acquiring private property, and may enter upon, use, widen, deepen and improve any navigable or other waters, waterways, canal or lake: Protided, the public use thereof shall not be unnecessarily interrupted Or interfered with, and that the same shall be restored to its former usefulness as soon as practicable. Every such district may build suitable bridges with suitable approaches thereto, with roadways and sidewalks thereon for public travel

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across its main drainage channel on the line of Crawford Avenue, sometimes called 40th Avenue, in the City of Chicago, as extended across the said main channel; and also on the line of California Avenue in the City of Chicago as extended across said main drainage channel; also on the line of Cicero Avenue, sometimes called 48th Avenue, which lies partly in the City of Chicago and partly in the township of Stickney, as extended across said main drainage channel; and on the line of Harlem Avenue, sometimes called 72nd Avenue, as extended across said main drainage channel, all in the county of Cook. Provided, that such bridges shall be without center piers and shall otherwise conform to the requirements of the Federal government with regard to the width of the channel, clearance and other regulations designed to prevent interference with commerce. Said bridges with approaches, roadways and sidewalks thereon shall be thereafter maintained in good order for public travel by any such district as a corporate expense, and no compensation shall be demanded or required to be paid any such district for its land necessarily taken to form part of a street or highway to afford access to any such bridge or as compensation for such bridges and their appurtenances as aforesaid: Provided, however, that if any such bridges with approaches, roadways and sidewalks thereon shall lie wholly within the territorial limits of any one municipality, then any such bridges and appurtenances shall on completion be turned over to the corporate authorities of any such municipality free of cost, and shall thereupon become the property of such municipality, and be maintained in good order for public travel by such municipality: And provided, further, however, that if any lands of such district is necessarily taken to form part of a street or roadway leading to any such bridge, which land lies wholly within such municipality, or if such district shall enter into a contract with any such municipality for the dedication of the right of way for a street across or over any lands of such district adjoining such main channel for an approach or roadway leading to any such bridge lying wholly within any such municipality, then such street shall become a part of the public highways of such municipality, and such municipality shall thereafter maintain such street and all parts and portions thereof and shall place any and all improvements that such municipality may deem necessary in such street without any cost or charge of any kind to said district. APPROVED June 28, 1919.

SANITARY DISTRICTS TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN HIGHWAYS.

§ 1. Adds section 10a, Act of 1889. § 10a. Districts to build and maintain highways.

(Hot SE BILL No. 260. APPROVED June 21, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Desplaines and Illinois Rivers", approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, as amended, by adding thereto a section to be known as section 10a. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: An Act entitled, “An Act to

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