Water Supplies Act, 1942

Power to take supply of water, etc.

13.—(1) When a proposal made by a sanitary authority has come into force, it shall be lawful for such sanitary authority—

(a) to take in accordance with such proposal a supply of water from the source of water to which such proposal relates, and

(b) to use such supply for the purpose of increasing, extending, or providing under the Public Health Acts, 1878 to 1931, a supply of water, and

(c) where particulars of any ancillary operations are stated in such proposal, to execute, on any land acquired by such sanitary authority either before or after such proposal comes into force or on any other land with the consent of the owner any works which are necessary for the purpose of such ancillary operations.

(2) The powers conferred on a sanitary authority by sub-section (1) of this section may be exercised—

(a) notwithstanding anything contained in section 286 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , and

(b) notwithstanding any right of any person to prevent or restrict the exercise of such powers, and

(c) notwithstanding that such sanitary authority has not acquired the right of any person to the use of the water in the relevant source of water or to the uninterrupted flow of water from such source of water into or through any watercourse, whether natural or artificial.