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§ 7-105. Water companies

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-105
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-105
§ 7-105. Water companies
Acquisition, possession, and use of land, water rights, and other property
(a) A water company incorporated in the State has the powers necessary for the purposes for which it is incorporated and may:
(1) acquire, possess, and use land, water rights, and other property for those purposes; and
(2) lay pipes and construct works necessary or suitable to carry out its purposes.
Consent of local government required to lay pipes or construct waterworks
(b)(1) A water company shall obtain the consent of the governing body of the municipal corporation or county before laying pipes or constructing waterworks in that jurisdiction under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) The governing body of the municipal corporation or county may adopt reasonable regulations for the laying of pipes, construction of works, and operations of a water company.
Baltimore City
(c) This section does not authorize the incorporation of a water company to operate in Baltimore City.


Added by Acts 2004, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-105, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-105
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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