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The Manitoba Water Services Board Act

C.C.S.M. c. W90

The Manitoba Water Services Board Act

1 Definitions
2 Designation of newly constructed works
3 Objectives of board
4 Objectives of board
POWERS
5 General powers of board
6 (1) Powers of board
(2) Application of Expropriation Act
(3) Right of entry
(4) Entry on lands of others for purposes of the water district
(5) Arbitration proceedings not to prejudice works undertaken
(6) Compensation for use of land, etc.
7 (1) Powers to use streets and highways
(2) Compensation not payable, repairs required
(3) Indemnification of municipalities
(4) Restriction on exercise of powers
(5) Dispute as to use of highways
(6) Works on closed road, etc.
8 (1) Costs incurred by reason of street repairs, etc.
(2) Appeal to Public Utilities Board
9 (1) Discretion of board
(2) Absolute discretion of board
(3) Design criteria
10 (1) Request by municipality, etc., for a declared area
(2) L.G. in C. may declare area
11 Commencement of development
12 (1) Application to purchase water
(2) Information with application
(3) Board to establish estimated prices and conditions
(4) Inquiries of or other interested municipalities
(5) Agreement for water or sewage services
(6) Board may refuse to enter into agreement
13 Municipality to pass by-laws
14 Board to develop source, etc.
15 (1) Sale of excess supply of water
(2) Sale for uses other than domestic
(3) Inquiries of other municipalities and water districts
RATES AND PRICES
16 (1) Board to fix rates
(2) Different rates
(3) Factors to be considered in fixing rates
(4) Further factors to be considered
17 (1) Appeal to Public Utilities Board
(2) Decision on appeal
POWERS AND DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITIES AND WATER DISTRICTS
18 (1) Agreement to provide water or sewage services
(2) Use of water purchased
(3) Charges constitute debt
BORROWING
19 Temporary bank borrowings
20 Temporary advances by government
21 (1) Loans by government
(2) Fixing of rate of interest
22 (1) Power of board to borrow and mortgage
(2) Limitation on borrowing powers
(3) Reissue of redeemed securities
(4) Form of securities
(5) Forms of bonds and debentures
23 (1) Power of Lieutenant Governor in Council
(2) Signing of guarantees
(3) Discharge of liability guarantee
SINKING FUND
24 (1) Establishment of sinking fund
(2) Minimum annual amount for sinking fund
(3) Payment of sinking fund moneys to Min. of Fin.
(4) Sinking fund trust accounts
(5) Repayment to province out of funds in hands of board
(6) Omission or deferment of sinking fund payments
BOARD
25 Appointment of board members
26 (1) Chairman
(2) Vice-chairman
27 (1) Salaries of members
(2) Salaries to be part of operating expense
(3) Duties of members
28 (1) Financial interest of members
(2) Exception to interest in persons
29 (1) General manager
(2) Remuneration of general manager
(3) Duties of general manager
30 (1) Comptroller
(2) Remuneration of comptroller
31 (1) Corporate status of board
(2) Ancillary powers
(3) Extra territorial capacity
32 (1) By-laws and employees
(2) Use of government employees
(3) Employing outside personnel
33 (1) Agency for Crown and holding of property
(2) Disposition of property
(3) Where approval of Lieutenant Governor in Council not required
34 Acceptance of certificate by district registrar
35 Contracts to enure to the use of the Crown
36 (1) Meetings
(2) Meetings on request of members
(3) Quorum
37 (1) Executive officer of the board
(2) Powers, duties and functions, of the deputy chairman
(3) Evidential value of certain documents
38 (1) Keeping of minutes
(2) Public nature of minutes and records
ACTIONS
39 Institution of legal proceedings
40 (1) Injunctions, etc., prohibited
(2) No personal liability
(3) No liability on board
41 Liability for failure to provide water
42 Limitation of time within which action may be brought
REVENUES AND ACCOUNTS
43 Collection of revenues
44 Banking
45 (1) Accounting records
(2) Fiscal year
46 Funds and expenditures
APPLICATION OF REVENUES
47 (1) Application of revenues of the board
(2) Funds to be held in trust
(3) Right of board to use funds and securities
AUDIT
48 (1) Audit
(2) Special audit
ANNUAL REPORT
49 Annual report
50 Tabling of report in the assembly
RESERVE
51 (1) Stabilization reserves
(2) Use of reserves
TAXATION AND CHARGES
52 (1) Repealed
(2) Grant in lieu of cost of municipal services
EMERGENCY CONTROLS
53 (1)
(2) Modification of restrictions
(3) Cessation of delivery
(4) Entry by distributor
(5) No breach of contract
54 Restriction of use
PENALTIES
55 Offence and penalties
56 Penalties for offences
57 Penalty for taking water wrongfully
GENERAL
58 (1) Regulations
(2) Repealed
59 (1) Application of Water Rights Act
(2) Precedence of board under Water Rights Act
(3) Precedence over other water users
60 Public Utilities Board Act not applicable
61 Agreements with Canada
62 Grants to the board