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Subchapter 008 : SEWER, WATER, AND LIGHT SYSTEMS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 251, § 801)
§ 251-801. Construction and maintenance of reservoir
The said Village shall also have authority and power to construct, maintain, and repair a reservoir or reservoirs, pumps, engines, and apparatus, take, purchase, and acquire, as in this act provided, any ponds, springs, streams, water courses, real estate, water rights, flowage rights, and easements necessary for its purposes within the limits of the Towns of Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Glastenbury in the County of Bennington together with such land surrounding and adjacent to the same as may be reasonably necessary for protecting and preserving the purity of the water in such ponds, springs, and streams, and may enclose such ponds, springs, and streams by suitable fences for the purpose of such protection; and to enter in and upon any land or water for the purpose of making surveys, may take and construct dams and reservoirs, lay pipes and aqueducts and connect the same with the main aqueduct as may be necessary to convey the water when taken as aforesaid to the reservoirs of said Village and distribute the same through said Village for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants thereof and of the Towns of Bennington or of the adjoining Town of Shaftsbury, with water for fire, domestic, and other purposes; but said Village shall not take, otherwise than by purchase, the water of any stream, spring, pond, or reservoir owned by or used in other municipalities for like purposes or which the owner or lessee or other person having a vested right or interest in said water or use thereof, may reasonably require for domestic use or the watering of animals on the premises where such water may be in use.