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It is hereby declared that the business of supply and distribution of water is essential to the health, safety and industry of the city, and that for the purpose of maintaining such supply, reasonable rates for the use of water are established. The continuance of such water, supply and its distribution is dependent on the collection of such rates, and recognition of this is accorded by the creation of a lien by ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-139-8.
('68 Code, § 7.14) (Ord. 3533, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 2005-5208, passed 9-6-2005)