Section 11-50-5

Construction, purchase, operation, etc., of waterworks and water supply plants and systems and expenditure of municipal funds therefor.

(a) Any municipality in this state may construct, purchase, operate, maintain, enlarge, extend, and improve waterworks plants and systems or any part or parts thereof, whether located within or without or partly within and partly without the corporate limits of such municipality. Such plants and systems may be purchased subject to encumbrances and to contracts to furnish water therefrom, the payment and performance of which may be assumed. Any municipality in this state may furnish and distribute, under contract, water to persons, firms, and corporations in such municipality and to persons, firms, and corporations in the territory surrounding such municipality, whether or not the territory surrounding such municipality is contiguous thereto.

(b) Without limiting the generality of any of the language contained in subsection (a) of this section, any municipality in this state may construct, purchase, operate, maintain, enlarge, extend, and improve water supply plants and systems, whether located wholly within or wholly without or partly within and partly without the corporate limits of such municipality, and may sell and deliver water therefrom to public corporations for ultimate distribution to the inhabitants of such municipality and to the inhabitants of the territory surrounding such municipality, whether or not the territory surrounding such municipality is contiguous thereto.

(c) The construction, purchase, operation, maintenance, enlargement, extension, and improvement of waterworks plants and systems, including water supply plants and systems, and any part or parts of any thereof are hereby declared to be purposes for which any municipality in this state is authorized to expend funds.

(Code 1907, §1261; Acts 1911, No. 489, p. 565; Code 1923, §2002; Code 1940, T. 37, §363; Acts 1951, No. 597, p. 1028; Acts 1955, No. 556, p. 1217.)