The chief of the division of water resources shall have the supervision, care, and control of all dams, reservoirs, ponds, water parks, basins, lakes, or other incidental works constructed under sections 1523.14 to 1523.20 of the Revised Code, and shall maintain and keep them in repair. The cost of such maintenance and repair shall be paid from any funds appropriated to the division of water resources for that purpose or paid into the state treasury as agreed upon with the public or contracting authorities co-operating in the construction of such projects.
Such projects may also be maintained by any department or division of state government or other public authorities leasing or operating the projects, through agreements made with the chief. All rentals derived from the lessees of such projects shall be used by the chief in the maintenance or repair of all such projects constructed under such sections. The costs and expenses of the reconstruction of any such projects shall be distributed, unless otherwise agreed, on the same basis and pro-rata share of the costs and expenses as was paid by the contracting authorities contributing to the cost of the original project.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 1/1/2016.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953