Section 9-9-21

Right of condemnation.

The power of eminent domain is hereby conferred, and such land, easements or rights-of-way within or outside the district which are necessary to carry out the purposes of the district may be condemned. Nothing in this article shall be construed to authorize the acquisition by eminent domain of any real property or rights owned or controlled by railroads or utilities, both public and private. The right of condemnation hereby conferred shall be exercised by application to the court of probate of the county in which the lands over which such right-of-way or outlet is desired or a material portion thereof are situated, and the same proceedings shall be had as in cases of condemnation of lands under the right of eminent domain, and such damages as may be awarded as compensation shall be paid by the board of water management commissioners out of the first funds which shall be available from the proceeds of the sale of bonds or otherwise.

(Acts 1965, No. 685, p. 1246, §14.)