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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 261, § 43)
  • § 261-43. Injuries to water rights; penalties

    A person who diverts any part of the water from the sources taken by the Village pursuant to the preceding sections, without the written consent of the trustees, or who maliciously destroys or injures a dam, reservoir, aqueduct, pipe, hydrant, or any similar property, or property appurtenant thereto or breaks down or tears away any property placed to protect the same, which is held, owned, or used by said Village, or wantonly or maliciously diverts any part of the water from an aqueduct belonging to said Village, or corrupts such water or renders it impure, either within such reservoir or reservoirs, or in such sources as lead thereto, or obstructs its flow by unnecessarily depositing any foreign substances therein, or wantonly or maliciously interferes with the distribution and flow of the water of said aqueduct by altering, opening, or shutting a stop cock, gate, hydrant or gage in or attached to said aqueduct, or shall maliciously interfere with or injure said electric light wires, lamps, connections, or appurtenances, shall be fined not more than $50.00 or imprisoned not more than 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the court, and shall forfeit to the Village the damages occasioned by such malicious act, to be recovered with costs in an action on the case founded in this statute. (Added 1892, No. 114, § 43; amended 1933, No. 193, § 2.)