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  88.842.  Private sewers, regulation — liability for repair and expense of sewers — condemnation of sewer right-of-way. — 1.  Private sewers connected with the public, district or joint district sewers may be constructed under such restrictions and regulations as the governing body of the municipality may prescribe by general ordinance; but the municipality shall be at no expense in the construction, repairing or cleaning of the same, or for any damage that may arise from their construction.

  2.  The municipality shall incur no liability for building district or joint district sewers other than in the manner provided in section 88.838, except when the city, town or village is the owner of a lot of ground within the district or joint sewer district, and in such case the said municipality shall be liable for the cost of said sewer in the same manner as other property owners within the district.  The repair, cleaning and other incidental expenses of district and joint district sewers shall be paid out of the general appropriation for that purpose.

  3.  Whenever the governing body of the municipality shall deem it necessary to run any sewer through private property, the governing body shall have power to condemn the same, or so much thereof as may be necessary in the opinion of the governing body of the municipality for that purpose, in the same manner that other private property may be condemned within the city, town or village for public uses, and should any sewer be laid through or on private property without the right therefor having been first obtained by said municipality, the contractor, or any person interested, may compel said city, town or village to exercise its right of condemnation by mandamus or other appropriate remedy.

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(L. 1959 S.B. 344 § 14)


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