6115.18 Powers and duties of board of directors.

The powers of the board of directors of a sanitary district do not include construction and maintenance of lateral sewers, sewerage systems, water mains, and distributing systems or other related improvements for local service within the political subdivisions forming the district, and such improvements shall in every case be provided by the public corporations or persons served by the works of the district. The powers of the board are limited to the construction and maintenance of such works as are necessary to carry out the purposes of the district in improvement of sanitation and water supply as set forth in section 6115.04 of the Revised Code. Sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, do not limit or interfere with the right of public corporations to install, maintain, and operate sewerage systems and water-works systems as otherwise permitted by law. Such sections do give to the board full power and authority in the construction and maintenance of improvements for the purposes of the district to serve the area included within the district, and the board may require the use of the improvements of the district by public corporations and persons included within the district and for which such improvements were installed.

In order to effect the proper collection and disposal of sewage and other liquid wastes produced within the district, to provide a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use within the district, to promote the public health, comfort, convenience, and welfare, and to accomplish all other purposes of the district, the board may:

(A) Clean out, straighten, alter, deepen, or otherwise improve any stream, watercourse, or body of water receiving sewage or other liquid wastes and located in or out of said district;

(B) Fill up any abandoned or altered stream, watercourse, or body of water located in or out of said district;

(C) Construct, preserve, operate, and maintain, in or out of said district, trunk sewers, intercepting sewers, siphons, pumping stations, wells, intakes, pipe lines, purification works, treatment and disposal works, reservoirs, and any other works and improvements deemed necessary to accomplish the purposes of the district;

(D) Construct connections to the works of the district for the delivery thereto of sewage and other liquid wastes;

(E) Construct connections for the delivery of a water supply from the works of the district to public corporations and persons within the district;

(F) Incorporate with the works of the district or otherwise utilize any public sewers, drains, or other sewerage and water supply improvements either without modification or with such repairs, modifications, or changes as are deemed necessary;

(G) Construct any of said works and improvements across or through any public or private property in or out of said district;

(H) Hold, encumber, control, acquire by donation, purchase, or condemnation, construct, own, lease, use, and sell any real or personal property or easement necessary for right of way or location for the works and improvements of the district, or for any necessary purpose, or for obtaining or storing material to be used in constructing and maintaining said works and improvements.

Cite as R.C. § 6115.18

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953