§16-13D-1. Statement of purpose.
It is the purpose of this article, to permit certain public
agencies to make the most efficient use of their powers relating to
public water supplies and the transportation and treatment of
wastewater by enabling them to cooperate with other public agencies
on a basis of mutual advantage and thereby to provide services and
facilities to participating public agencies and to provide for the
establishment for such purpose of a quasi-governmental public
corporation which shall be known as a regional water authority, or
where appropriate, a regional wastewater authority, or regional
water and wastewater authority. The function of the regional water
authority shall be to secure a source of water on a scale larger
than is feasible for individual public agencies acting alone, and
to sell such water to public service districts, municipalities,
publicly and privately owned water utilities, and others. The
function of the regional wastewater authority shall be to enable
public agencies to join together to provide the most economical
method of transportation and treatment of wastewater and to provide
such transportation and treatment services to public service
districts, municipalities, publicly and privately owned wastewater
utilities, and others. The function of the regional water and
wastewater authority shall be to enable public agencies to join
together to carry out the joint functions of both regional water
authority and a regional wastewater authority.
In addition to the purposes for which it may have originally been created, any authority created pursuant to this article shall
have the power to enter into agreements with public agencies,
privately owned utilities, and other authorities, for the provision
of related services including, but not limited to the following:
Administration, operation and maintenance, billing and collection.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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