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§ 631. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 32 P.S. Forests, Waters and State Parks
Part II. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 22. Water Rights (Refs & Annos)
32 P.S. § 631
§ 631. Definitions
Hereafter in this act the following words and phrases shall be understood to have the meanings herein set forth, unless a contrary or different meaning be clearly indicated by the context.
(a) “Board” shall mean the Water and Power Resources Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,1 or any other board or commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereafter created as successor to, or in substitution for, or vested with the authority now vested in, the Water and Power Resources Board.
(b) “Public water supply agency” shall mean any corporation or any municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, district, or authority, now existing or hereafter incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and vested with the power, authority, right, or franchise to supply water to the public in all or part of any municipal or political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(c) “Acquire” shall mean to secure or become vested with rights, either by purchase, lease, gift, devise, adverse possession, prescription, eminent domain, waiver of damages, settlement of damages, appropriation, or otherwise.
(d) “Acquisition” shall mean the act of acquiring or the rights acquired.
(e) “Water rights” shall mean the right to take or divert water from any rivers, streams, natural lakes and ponds, or other surface waters within or partly within and partly without the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, except water rights heretofore or hereafter acquired under the Act of June 14, 1923, Pamphlet Laws 704.2

Credits

1939, June 24, P.L. 842, § 1.

Footnotes

Water and Power Resources Board was abolished and its functions were transferred to the Department of Environmental Resources. See 71 P.S. § 510-103.
32 P.S. § 591 et seq.
32 P.S. § 631, PA ST 32 P.S. § 631
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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