Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948

Repairs to water pipes.

28.—(1) Where any building in a sanitary district is connected to a public water supply by means of a pipe passing through land of which the owner is not the owner of the building, the sanitary authority of that district may, on the request of the owner of the building, carry out on such land any necessary repairs of such pipe and for that purpose any officer, servant or agent of the sanitary authority may, after seven days' notice in writing to the owner of such land, or in case of emergency without notice or after shorter notice, enter on such land and there do all things reasonably necessary for the purpose of the repair.

(2) Any expenses incurred by a sanitary authority under this section at the request of the owner of a building shall be repaid to the authority by such owner.

(3) An amount payable to a sanitary authority under this section—

(a) may be recovered by the authority as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, or

(b) may be declared by the authority to be private improvement expenses under the Acts, and may be recovered accordingly.