Section 11-50-266

Notice to owner of existing gas plant or system in territory of intention of waterworks board to operate gas plant or system therein, etc.

Whenever any such waterworks board proposes to engage in the business of operating a plant or system for the manufacture of gas and the distribution thereof or the purchase and distribution of manufactured or natural gas and, at the time such waterworks board proposes to engage in such business, there is then in existence within the territory in which it is proposed to furnish manufactured or natural gas service a plant or distribution system or both or any part or parts thereof furnishing the service so proposed to be furnished by such waterworks board, then such waterworks board, as a condition precedent to the exercise of such authority, shall notify the owner of such plant or system by registered or certified mail of its intention to engage in such business and of its willingness to acquire on such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon so much of such plant and system as shall be located in the territory in which such waterworks board proposes to furnish such service and as shall be necessary and convenient therefor.

(Acts 1947, No. 154, p. 48, §7.)