Section 11-50-1

Establishment, purchase, etc., of waterworks, gas or electric plants by municipalities generally; contracts for furnishing of water, gas, or electricity; regulation of gas, electricity, and water rates and quality.

Cities and towns shall have the right to establish, purchase, maintain, and operate waterworks or contract for a supply of wholesome water for their inhabitants; to establish, purchase, maintain, and operate a gas or electric light works and to contract for the furnishing of gas or electricity to the city or town and surrounding territory; to regulate the manner and rates for furnishing gas, electricity, and water after expiration of a contract; and to prescribe the quality of gas or electricity furnished to the inhabitants by any person or corporation.

(Code 1907, §1260; Code 1923, §2001; Code 1940, T. 37, §360.)