The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters
Chapter 239 : VILLAGE OF MANCHESTER(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 239, § 23)
§ 23. Aqueducts and reservoirs
(a) The corporation may purchase, construct, and maintain the aqueducts and reservoirs and build and lay the pipes and conduits as may be required for the purpose of furnishing the Village with suitable protection from fire, and for sewer purposes and sprinkling streets, for furnishing the inhabitants of the Village with water for household, culinary, and other purposes; and for the purposes stated in this subsection may purchase and hold lands, and springs and streams of water, and may erect and maintain buildings and hydrants, and purchase and hold fire apparatus and property; and may also lease from a person or corporation now or hereafter having a water system sufficient for any or all of the purposes enumerated in this subsection.
(b) A person who shall maliciously disturb, damage, or injure in any manner whatever the aqueducts and reservoirs and appurtenances, springs, ponds, lakes, fountains, or streams, or any connecting appurtenances, enclosures, or works thereof, or pollute or swim and bathe in the waters or any of them, shall be liable to prosecution therefor by the grand juror of the town or the State’s Attorney of the county wherein the offense shall be committed by information complaint or indictment, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $100.00 nor less than $5.00 and costs of prosecution and shall also be liable to the Village for all damages resulting to it by reason of the injury, pollution, or disturbance together with full costs, the same to be recovered by the Village in an action of tort founded on this section. (Added 1943, No. 183, § 23.)