6115.04 Establishment and purpose of sanitary districts.

The court of common pleas of any county in this state, when the conditions stated in section 6115.05 of the Revised Code are found to exist, may establish sanitary districts within the county in which the court is located. Districts partly within and partly without such county may also be established by a court comprised of one judge of the court of common pleas from each county having area within the district, as provided in section 6115.08 of the Revised Code.

If there are but two judges who sit as a court under this section, and the judges are unable to agree as to the establishment of such district or upon any other question left for their decision, then a third judge from a disinterested county shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court, which judge shall sit with the other two judges, and the decisions of a majority of the judges shall be final. Compensation for such judge shall be fixed by the chief justice.

Sanitary districts may be established for any of the following purposes:

(A) To prevent and correct the pollution of streams;

(B) To clean and improve stream channels for sanitary purposes;

(C) To regulate the flow of streams for sanitary purposes;

(D) To provide for the collection and disposal of sewage and other liquid wastes produced within the district;

(E) To provide a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use within the district, and incident to those purposes and to enable their accomplishment to construct reservoirs, trunk sewers, intercepting sewers, siphons, pumping stations, wells, intakes, pipe lines, purification works, treatment and disposal works, to maintain, operate, and repair the same, to acquire additional water supplies by purchase, and to do all other things necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes of sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 of the Revised Code;

(F) To reduce populations of biting arthropods and abate their breeding places, and incident to those purposes to purchase supplies, materials, and equipment, to employ technicians and laborers, to build, construct, maintain, and repair such structures, devices, and improvements, to conduct studies and surveys of the populations of biting arthropods and of the incidence or spread within or among human or animal populations of diseases transmitted by biting arthropods, and to do such other things as are necessary or desirable to accomplish those purposes;

(G) To collect and dispose of garbage;

(H) To collect and dispose of any other refuse that may become a menace to health.

Effective Date: 10-09-1981