WVC 31 - 2 - 10
§31-2-10. Watering troughs for livestock.
All railroads maintaining stations that are shipping points
for livestock, where there are as many as one thousand head
shipped in any one year, shall wherever practicable place within
the stock pens owned or controlled by such railroad company
suitable watering troughs which shall, at all times during the
time stock is being shipped from the station, be supplied with
pure drinking water such as stock will drink. It shall be
considered practicable where there are waterworks from which
water can be obtained (city or otherwise) by piping not to exceed
one fourth of a mile.
Any railroad company which refuses to comply with this
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not
less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for
each offense. And each day that such pens are without water
during the shipping season shall be considered a separate
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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