§ 16.9. The trustees of the sanitary district may acquire, by purchase or contract with
an individual, corporation or municipality, a waterworks sufficient for the needs
of the inhabitants of the district. In the event that the trustees are unable to agree with any person, corporation
or municipality upon the terms under which it may acquire such a waterworks under
this Act, then the right to obtain such waterworks may be acquired by condemnation
in a circuit court by proceedings in the manner as near as may be as is provided for
the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. 1 The compensation or rates to be paid for such waterworks and the manner of payment
shall be determined by the judgment of the court wherein such proceedings take place.
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