Section 11-88-15.1

Soliciting contributions for local volunteer fire departments; monthly usage estimates.

(a) County water systems incorporated pursuant to this chapter or other portions of this title and municipal water systems incorporated pursuant to Chapter 50 or other portions of this title are expressly authorized to solicit their customers, through monthly or other periodic billings for water services, for voluntary contributions for local volunteer fire departments, provided the board of directors of the system has first adopted a resolution approving the participation in the solicitation authorized by this section, and have established a minimum amount for the checkoff. County and municipal water systems that are granted permission to participate may provide for one or more customer checkoffs on their billings as a method for soliciting such voluntary contributions. Participating county and municipal water systems shall distribute such contributions to the volunteer fire departments as indicated by the customers within 30 days of receipt of such contributions.

(b) Each volunteer fire department receiving water from a water system for firefighting and training purposes shall provide monthly estimates of the amount of water used during the previous month to the system that provides the water.

(Act 2006-203, p. 301, §§1, 2.)