The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : DEPARTMENTS AND BOARDS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 1, § 507)
§ 1-507. Creation
The City of Barre is authorized and empowered to provide a suitable supply of water for the City, and the inhabitants that may live along or near its line of pipes in other municipalities, against fire and for sanitary, domestic, and general industrial uses, beneficial to the public; to establish water rates and the compensation for the use of water, and regulate the use of the same; to acquire by gift or purchase and to take, as the convenience and necessity of the inhabitants require, the lands, water, water privileges, rights, and property of any person, company, or corporation within the limits of the City and any other municipality in the State, except such waters as are in actual use by other municipalities and fire districts for fire, domestic, sanitary, or other purposes at the time of the passage of this act, also excepting the Brush Brook watershed in the Town of Williamstown, and to establish and maintain reservoirs, aqueducts, water pipes, hydrants, or any other apparatus or buildings necessary for such purposes upon, in and through the lands of any person, company, or corporation, on making compensation therefor, and to lay and establish its pipes, mains, aqueducts in and on the public highways in the City and municipalities, and also to purchase or take lands or other property that may be necessary and convenient to protect said water supply against contamination. The general care and supervision of the City water system, its extension and maintenance shall be vested in the City Manager and shall be subject to the ordinances and resolutions of the City Council.