Sanitary District Law and Legal Definition

Sanitary district is an improvement or assessment district established with reference particularly to improvements, such as sewers and sewage disposal plants, in the interest of sanitation and health. A sanitary district is a municipal corporation organized to secure, preserve, and promote the public health. However, they differ from a municipal corporation in general objects and purposes. Their character and purpose are both indicated and limited by the word sanitary. [People ex rel. Longenecker v. Nelson, 133 Ill. 565, 579 (Ill. 1890)].