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Municipal water systems
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 4-B
§ 89-l. Municipal water systems. 1. For the purposes of this section,
and for the purposes of any jurisdiction conferred by it upon the public
service commission, a municipality is one which owns, maintains or
operates, or proposes to own, maintain or operate, a water system, or
which sells, furnishes or distributes, or proposes to sell, furnish or
distribute, water for domestic, commercial or public uses, whether
provided by its own system or the system of a water-works corporation or
another municipality. As so limited, the term "municipality" for the
purposes of this section, means a city, town, village or public
district; and a "public district," as here used, is a district or other
territorial division, whether incorporated or not, whose affairs are
managed by any officer or officers, person or persons, elected by voters
or taxpayers or appointed by a public officer or officers, and includes,
without excluding others, a water district, water supply district and a
fire district. The other provisions of this chapter shall not apply to
such a municipality, nor to its said business of owning, maintaining or
operating a water system or of selling, furnishing or distributing
water, except such provisions as are applied by this section by express
reference. The jurisdiction of the public service commission, with
respect to such a municipality or its said business, is that, and only
that, provided for in this section.

2. Each such municipality shall file with the public service
commission a copy of the annual report of its division, bureau or
department of water.