17-530. Waterworks; franchises; terms.

Cities of the second class and villages shall have power to make contracts with and authorize any person, company, or corporation to erect and maintain a system of waterworks and water supply, and to give such contractors the exclusive privilege for a term not exceeding twenty-five years to lay down in the streets and alleys of such city or village water mains and supply pipes, and to furnish water to such city or village, and the residents of such cities or villages, under such regulations as to price, supply, and rent of water meters, as the city council or village board of trustees may from time to time prescribe by ordinance for the protection of the city or village. The right to supervise and control such person, company, or corporation shall not be waived or set aside.

Source:Laws 1881, c. 23, § 8, XV, p. 176; Laws 1885, c. 20, § 1, XV, p. 167; Laws 1887, c. 12, § 1, XV, p. 295; Laws 1893, c. 8, § 1, p. 133; Laws 1903, c. 21, § 1, p. 250; Laws 1905, c. 30, § 1, p. 256; Laws 1907, c. 17, § 1, p. 126; R.S.1913, § 5119; Laws 1917, c. 103, § 1, p. 271; Laws 1919, c. 46, § 2, p. 131; Laws 1919, c. 48, § 1, p. 137; Laws 1919, c. 52, § 1, p. 150; C.S.1922, § 4292; Laws 1925, c. 41, § 1, p. 157; C.S.1929, § 17-441; Laws 1935, c. 34, § 1, p. 141; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 17-441; R.S.1943, § 17-530; Laws 2017, LB133, § 156.
Effective Date: August 24, 2017

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