The sewer and water committee shall have the duty to keep a close watch over the affairs of the entire water supply system, sewers, and drains of the City of Beardstown. They shall see that the same is kept in good repair and in a condition to ensure the health and safety of the citizens of said city, as well as supply an abundance of water for public and private use, they shall see that all sewers and drains are kept in good repair and in sanitary condition. They shall have the authority to recommend to the city council such reasonable improvements from time to time as they see fit. They shall make suggestions and give directions from time to time to the water superintendent and his assistant, who shall, so far as possible, implicitly follow the directions and suggestions as given.
They shall recommend to the city council from time to time such mains to be enlarged or altered and such additional mains as should be laid to properly supply water to all the property within city limits.
They shall have charge of all property of the water works and see that the same is kept in such a condition as to prevent loss or damage. They shall have the authority to recommend to the city council to condemn any sewer as in their judgement should be condemned and make such repairs as they deem necessary to keep the sewer system of the city in proper working condition. They shall from time to time recommend to the city council such additional sewers or systems of sewers that in their judgement should be installed or the enlarging of such sewers as the growth of the city has rendered necessary.