Section 11-50-371

Contracts between public water corporations and public sewer corporations for operation and management of sanitary sewer systems.

(a) Any public water corporation and any public sewer corporation are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with each other whereunder such public water corporation shall act as agent for such public sewer corporation for the operation and management of any sanitary sewer system of the public sewer corporation which serves or which it is proposed will serve all or any part of the same territory served or to be served by a water distribution system operated or to be operated by such public water corporation.

(b) Any such contract may contain such provisions and terms as may be mutually agreed on by the parties thereto respecting the operation and management of the sanitary sewer system covered thereby, including provisions respecting the furnishing of water by such public water corporation for such sanitary sewer system, provisions respecting the collection and remittance by such public water corporation of sewer service charges collected by it for services rendered by or from such sanitary sewer system after deduction of the charges of such public water corporation for its services as such agent and for any water furnished by it for such sanitary sewer system and also provisions for the discontinuance of the furnishing of water by such public water corporation to any of its water customers if such customer fails to pay, within a reasonable time as shall be designated by such public water corporation, any service charge established by such public sewer corporation for service rendered to such customer by or from such sanitary sewer system. As an aid to the efficient operation by such public water corporation of the sanitary sewer system covered by any such contract, such public water corporation is authorized to establish regulations providing for such discontinuance of water service and to put such regulations into effect.

(Acts 1953, No. 663, p. 920, §2.)