§16-13-22. Powers conferred in addition to existing powers;
jurisdiction outside corporate limits.
The authority herein given shall be in addition to and not in
derogation of any power existing in any municipality under any
statutory or charter provisions which it may now have or hereafter
adopt. For all purposes of this article, all municipal
corporations shall have jurisdiction for twenty miles outside the
corporate limits thereof: Provided, That for stormwater systems,
within the twenty miles beyond the municipality's corporate limits
the only areas the municipality may serve and supply shall be those
areas from which stormwater affects or drains into the
The jurisdiction and authority provided by this section does
not extend to highways, road and drainage easements, and/or
stormwater facilities constructed, owned and/or operated by the
West Virginia division of highways.