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and paid in the same manner as is provided in the 49th section of
and said board of water commissioners shall introduce water into said city
from said Trout brook or other water source aforesaid, it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of said board of water commissioners to supply said water to the inhabitants of the aforesaid towns living within a reasonable distance from the line of main pipes at the same rate of water rents and upon the same terms and conditions that the inhabitants of said city are or may be from time to time supplied; and the said water rents shall constitute a lien on lots, houses and tenements within said towns and be collected and enforced in the same manner that water rents are or may be collected and enforced in said city of Hartford.
1861. 5 S. L. 456.
§ 53. Regulations for use of water, rates, etc. The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford, are hereby empowered to make such by-laws or regulations for the preservation, protection, and management of the waterworks of said city as may be deemed advisable, and enforce the same by suitable penalties; and when said by-laws or regulations have been approved by the court of common council, and shall have been published ten days at least in two or more daily, papers issued within said city, they shall be of binding validity; and said commissioners may bring, in their own name, actions of debt on such by-laws, before the city court for said city, to recover any penalty for the breach of the same. The city police court of said city shall also have jurisdiction over any breach of said by-laws or regulations, and may punish the offender by a fine not exceeding thirty dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or by a fine and imprisonment both. The board of water commissioners shall have power to establish rates for the use of water, subject to the approval of the court of common council; and whenever any water-rent shall remain unpaid after the time prescribed and limited for payment by the rules of said board, it shall be lawful for said board to charge and receive additional percentage for collecting the same: provided, the conditions of said percentage be published as aforesaid in the rules of said board.
§ 54. Extensions of water mains into Wethersfield.
The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford,
1869. 6 S. L. 713.
with the consent of the mayor and common council, shall be, and they are hereby authorized to extend their water main from the Hartford and Wethersfield town line north of the bridge known as Folly Bridge, over and across said bridge through the highway in the town of Wethersfield to the Connecticut state prison, and from thence to such points as may be agreed upon by said commissioners and the selectmen of said town of Wethersfield. The said water commissioners to have control of said main and its connections the same as if laid in the town of Hartford.
1874. ñ S. L. 682.
§ 55. Additional reservoirs in West Hartford and additional water main. The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford, with the consent of the mayor and common council of said city, are authorized and empowered to extend and improve the waterworks of said city, by the construction of a new main from the reservoir in West Hartford to said city; and by the construction of a new reservoir or reservoirs in the town of West Hartford, and by such other improvements in and about said waterworks in the towns of Hartford or West Hartford, as they shall deem proper: provided, that the amount expended by authority of this section shall not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
1875. 7 S. L. 878.
$ 56. Additional water supplies from Avon, Farmington, and Bloomfield. The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford, for the purpose of improving and increasing the water supply of said city, are hereby authorized and empowered, in behalf of said city, to take and hold any stream or water source, and any land necessary or convenient for constructing aqueducts and reservoirs within the limits of the towns of Avon, Farmington, and Bloomfield, and any land or water right, title, privilege, or franchise which may be required, taken, or impaired for the purpose aforesaid, shall be compensated for, and the damages therefor ascertained, liquidated, and paid in the same manner provided in section 49 of this chapter.
1895. 12 S. L. 494.
§ 57. Rights of West Hartford residents to water from mains laid in that town. It shall be the duty of the board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford to lay connecting pipes and furnish water to any of the residents of the town of West Hartford or to owners of land or buildings in said West Hartford, who may apply to them for the same, from the pipes which conduct water through said town to the city of Hartford, whenever such residents or owners will guarantee that ten per centum of the cost of the additional necessary connecting pipes and of the expenses of laying the same shall be annually paid to said board as water rents or otherwise; and any of such residents or owners shall be furnished with water by said board whenever such owners or residents shall themselves lay the pipes for that purpose; and the rates so paid for water so furnished as above shall be the same as are from time to time established by said board and approved by the common council of said city for the inhabitants of said city.
1897. 12 S. L. 986.
§ 58. Authorizing use of west or south branch of Salmon brook in Granby.
The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford, for the purpose of improving and increasing the water supply of said city, is hereby authorized and empowered in behalf of said city to take and hold the stream known as the south 13 S. L. 802. or west branch of Salmon brook, a stream entering the Farmington river at or near Tariffville, Connecticut, together with the streams and water sources connecting with said south or west branch of said Salmon brook, above a point on said stream three thousand feet northeasterly from the point where the highway leading from Bushy Hill corners southward between said Barn Door hills, socalled, into the town of Simsbury crosses said stream. And said board of water commissioners is further empowered to take and hold any lands which may be necessary or convenient for constructing aqueducts and reservoirs for the purpose of utilizing such water supply and conveying the same to the city of Hartford, under the provisions of section 49 of this chapter; provided, however, that no authority is hereby given to take water from the Farmington river or any of the ponds and streams tributary thereto, which lie to the northward of and flow through the southern boundary of the town of Canton; and further provided, that no authority is hereby given to take water from the stream from which the town of Granby now receives its supply of water for domestic purposes, or from any other tributaries of said Salmon brook which enter said brook or any of its branches below the point on said stream above described.
Before any highway is overflowed by reason of a dam erected under the authority given by this resolution, said board of water
commissioners, if it cannot agree with the selectmen of any town interested in the layout, grading, or alteration of such highway, as to the change in the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway, and as to the payment of the cost of the construction thereof, shall prefer its application to the superior court of the county in which such highway is located, accompanied by a summons signed by proper authority to be served, in the same manner as civil process, on one of such selectmen to appear and be heard thereon, and unless the parties shall agree as to the judgment to be rendered, said application shall be heard and decided by a committee of three disinterested persons to be appointed by the court. Upon such hearing said committee shall make such alterations in such highway as it may judge to be necessary, and survey and lay out the same, and, having given at least three days' notice to the owner or owners of all the land affected by such alteration, personally or by leaving a written notice at their respective places of abode, if residents of this state, or if non-residents, by like notice to the persons having charge of the land, of the time and place of their meeting for this purpose, shall under oath estimate the damages sustained by or the special benefits accruing to each person by such change in the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway, and report in writing their doings to said court. All persons and parties interested in the alteration of such highway may appear before said court and remonstrate against the acceptance of said report for any irregularity or improper conduct on the part of the committee, and for that cause the court may set aside said report. And if the court shall be of the opinion that said report ought to be accepted the court shall accept it, and the damages so assessed with the costs of the application shall be paid by the town, and the amount assessed for special benefits shall be paid to the town by the persons upon whom they were assessed, and all assessments of benefits may be collected in the same manner as town taxes. Said committee shall also estimate the cost of the construction of said new highway by reason of the change in the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway as determined by said committee; and when said board of water commissioners shall have paid to said town the amount of damages paid by said town to the persons found to be specially damaged by the change of the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway, less the amount of special benefits
assessed against persons found by said committee to be specially benefited by said change in the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway, together with the costs of such application and estimated cost of the construction of the change in the layout, grading, or other alteration of said highway, such payment shall be in full of any and all claims on the part of any person, individual, or corporation against said board of water commissioners on account of damages to such highway by reason of the erection of said dam.
§ 59. Rights of Granby residents to water from mains laid in that town. If said board of water commissioners shall in- 12 S. L. 986. troduce water into said city under the authority given by the preceding section it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of said board to supply said water to the inhabitants of said town of Granby upon the same terms and conditions that water is now supplied by said board to the inhabitants of the town of West Hartford.
If said board of water commissioners shall introduce water into said city under the authority given by section 58 of this chapter, it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of said board of water commissioners to supply said water to the inhabitants of any towns through which the line of main pipes conducting said water to the city of Hartford shall pass, who live within one half of a mile of said line of main pipes, upon the same terms and conditions that water is now supplied by said board to the inhabitants of the town of West Hartford.
1901. 13 S. L. 831.
$ 60. Extension of water mains into Bloomfield. The board of water commissioners of the city of Hartford is hereby authorized and empowered to extend its water mains from the Hartford and Bloomfield town line through the highway known as Blue Hills avenue northerly into the town of Bloomfield, and to the second or main entrance to Mount St. Benedict's cemetery, and thence to such other points in the town of Bloomfield as may be agreed upon by said board of water commissioners and the selectmen of the town of Bloomfield. Said board of water commissioners shall have control of said water mains, and of the connections thereto, and shall have the same rights and be subject to the same duties and obligations in respect thereto, and to the laying and the repair thereof, as though the same were within the limits of the city of Hartford.