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28 Disposal Of Water Systems, Sewage Systems And Other Utilities

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28 (1) This section applies to works for one or more of the following:

  • (a) the supply, treatment, conveyance, storage and distribution of water;
  • (b) the collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage;
  • (c) the supply and distribution of gas or electrical energy;
  • (d) a transportation system;
  • (e) a telephone system, closed circuit television system or television rebroadcasting system.
  • (2) A council has unrestricted authority to dispose of works referred to in subsection (1) if
  • (a) the works are no longer required for the purpose described in subsection (1), or
  • (b) the works are disposed of to another municipality in the same regional district or to the regional district.
  • (3) In the case of works referred to in subsection (1)(a) or (b) that are used by a municipality to provide a water or sewer service, the council may only dispose of the works if
  • (a) an agreement under which the water or sewer service will continue for a period specified in the agreement is in effect, and
  • (b) the intended disposition and agreement receives the assent of the electors.
  • (4) In the case of works other than those referred to in subsections (2) and (3), the council may only dispose of the works with the approval of the electors.

2003-26-28, effective January 1, 2004 (B.C. Reg. 423/2003).