Section 11-50-71

Authorized.

All cities and towns in this state shall have authority to purchase sanitary sewers or sanitary sewer systems already constructed and draining territory within their corporate limits, although the trunk sewers and disposal plants thereof may be located outside their corporate limits, and to cause the purchase price of said sewers or sewer systems with the disposal plants, together with the cost of improvements made thereon, to be assessed against the property abutting on the streets, avenues, alleys, highways, or other public places so improved or drained by said sewers or sewer systems to the extent of the increase of the value of such property by reason of the special benefits derived from such sewers or sewer systems and from the purchase of the same by the municipality.

(Acts 1923, No. 165, p. 134; Code 1923, §2083; Code 1940, T. 37, §608.)