The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 207-19. Water Department
Said corporation may maintain a Water Department for the purpose of supplying its inhabitants, and as incident thereto, the inhabitants of adjoining towns and the Town of Rockingham, with water for domestic and other purposes, and may purchase and hold all necessary real and personal estate for that purpose, and may issue its corporate bonds to secure any present or future indebtedness for the establishing, enlarging, and extending of its water works; it may take, hold, and use such land adjacent to and surrounding the pond known as "Minard's Pond," now owned by the corporation, as may be necessary for the protection of the water of said pond from defilement, and may for that purpose enclose said pond or land so taken, by suitable fences, and whenever it shall be deemed necessary by said corporation to increase its supply of water for its Water Department, it may take and hold waters of any additional ponds, springs, or streams of water for that purpose, together with such lands surrounding and adjacent to the same as may be deemed necessary for the use and protection of the water of such ponds, springs, or streams from defilement, and may enclose such ponds, springs, or streams by suitable fences for the purpose of such protection. Said corporation may, by aqueduct, conduct the waters of the ponds, springs, or streams that may be taken in pursuance of this act into the said "Minard's Pond," or the waters of said "Minard's Pond," and such ponds, springs, or streams to the Village of Bellows Falls and through the streets of said Village. And, for that purpose, may enter upon such lands as may be necessary, and may dig, lay, and from time to time repair such aqueducts.