The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 008 : SEWER, WATER, AND LIGHT SYSTEMS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 251, § 807)
§ 251-807. Entry onto land for construction
The trustees shall have authority to enter upon private lands or property to clear out, open, or construct any drain or ditch which, in their judgment, is required or necessary to receive or carry off the surface water falling or flowing upon the streets or highways in said village and likely to do damage thereto, or to render the same dangerous to public travel, and to clean out, open, or increase the capacity of any water course or ditch or drain which now receives all or any part of such water upon payment or tender thereof to the party injured thereby, damages by the party sustained by reason thereof.