§ 3. An on-site wastewater disposal zone may be formed for the following purposes:
(a) to collect, treat, reclaim, or dispose of wastewater;
(b) to acquire, design, own, construct, install, operate, monitor, regulate, inspect,
rehabilitate, modify and maintain existing and new on-site wastewater disposal systems,
within the zone in a manner which will promote environmental quality, prevent the
pollution, waste, and contamination of water, abate nuisances, and protect public
(c) to conduct investigations, make analyses, and monitor conditions with regard to
water quality within the zone;
(d) to apply for, obtain and utilize federal and State funds for any of the purposes
specified in this Act;
(e) to adopt and enforce reasonable rules and regulations necessary to implement the
purposes of the zone. Such rules and regulations may be adopted only after the corporate authorities conduct
a public hearing after giving public notice in a newspaper of general circulation
within the municipality;
(f) to contract for the exercise of any of the aforementioned powers even if any such
contract shall extend for longer than one year; and
(g) to impose a tax upon all real property located in the zone for the purpose of
retiring bonds issued pursuant to Section 6 of this Act, paying the costs of construction,
operation and maintenance of the wastewater disposal system, and to impose a user
charge to defray the costs of routine operation and maintenance.
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