Sections 1523.01 to 1523.13 of the Revised Code do not authorize any reduction in the quantity or any impairment in the quality of the water in any watershed, stream, or basin, developed or undeveloped, from which any political subdivision is, at the time the chief of the division of soil and water resources proposes and is proceeding to construct in such watershed, stream, or basin any of the improvements authorized by such sections, taking water for the use of itself or its inhabitants, or has plans under way, or has made or begun appropriation of any property or rights in such watershed, stream, or basin for the purpose of acquiring a water supply for itself or its inhabitants for either domestic, industrial, or other uses. Such sections do not authorize the chief to sell or lease the right to use water at any time for any purpose or to such an extent as to prejudice, abrogate, or supersede any of the water rights granted by the state to the city of Akron as provided in volume 102, Ohio Laws, page 175, sections 1 to 3.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953