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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 008 : SEWERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 235, § 86)
  • § 235-86. Home owners to construct connecting sewers

    After said sewers have been so constructed as above provided each and every owner of a house in the Village of Ludlow situated upon a street, alley, or lane through which a main sewer shall be constructed, shall cause to be constructed under the direction of the trustees a sewer or drain from his or her house to such main sewer, which said sewer or drain shall be so constructed and connected with said main sewer as to take all of the slop and other filth around said house and all of the filth from any water-closet or privy and empty the same into said main sewer; and in case any person or corporation owning a house in said Village shall fail or neglect to construct or build his or her sewer or drain from his or her house to said main sewer it shall be the duty of the trustees to give such person or corporation notice to build and construct said sewer or drain from his or her premises to the main sewer, and in case such person or corporation does not construct said sewer within 30 days from the time of receiving said notice then it shall be the duty of said trustees to declare said premises a nuisance, and said trustees are hereby authorized and empowered to enter upon said premises and to build and construct a sewer or drain from said premises to the main sewer in such way as to remove said filth, and the person or corporation upon whose premises said sewer or drain has been constructed as aforesaid shall pay to the Treasurer of said Village all of the expense which said Village has been to in constructing said sewer, and in case such person or corporation fail or neglect to pay the same upon demand, then the said trustees shall bring an action to recover such expense in the name of the Village, and said premises shall be holden for the payment of such expense in building said sewer or drain, and no homestead shall be exempt from attachment and execution in a suit brought to recover for such expense. The said main sewer shall discharge into Black River at any point designated by the trustees below the plant of the Black River Woolen Company.