To pay a portion of the amount of an assessment or annual levy of a sanitary district organized for the purpose of water supply, against any political subdivision, or to pay charges for water, which charges are to be deposited into the bond fund, the legislative or other taxing authority of such political subdivision may appropriate any unappropriated funds of the water department of such political subdivision. When funds of the water department are appropriated under this section, they shall be set aside and shall be disbursed for such purpose exclusively in the same manner as other funds of the water department are disbursed. Such use of funds of the water works of a municipal corporation shall be in addition to the use permitted by sections 715.08, 743.04, 743.05, and 735.29 of the Revised Code. For the purpose of producing sufficient revenue to provide for such payment of assessments or annual levies of a district, in addition to the other expenses and obligations of the water department, or to pay charges for water, which charges are to be deposited into the bond fund, the officers of such political subdivision having authority to establish rates for water furnished by such political subdivision may establish such rates as are necessary, and when so established sections 743.04 and 735.29 of the Revised Code shall apply in the assessment and collection of such rates. After an annual levy upon a political subdivision has been certified to the county auditor by the board of directors of the sanitary district, the auditor shall thereupon give written notification thereof to the fiscal officer of such political subdivision. Following such notification and prior to the certification by the county budget commission of its action upon the budget of such political subdivision for the ensuing year, the fiscal officer of such political subdivision shall pay to the county treasurer the amount previously so appropriated for payment of all or a portion of such annual levy. Any treasurer shall receive such payment, shall properly credit it against the amount due on such annual levy, and shall report such payment to the auditor who shall report it to the county budget commission for its guidance in acting upon the budget of the political subdivision. Any remaining portion of such annual levy not so paid shall become due from such political subdivision and shall be collected by the treasurer at the same time that the state and county taxes are due and collected.
Effective Date: 07-08-1993 .