Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1962

Provision of certain pipes.

9.—(1) A sanitary authority may, if they so think proper, provide, or contribute to the cost of providing—

(a) service pipes or portions of service pipes for the supply of water from a watermain to any premises,

(b) drainage pipes or portions of drainage pipes for the drainage of any premises, whether to a sewer or elsewhere.

(2) For the purpose of providing any pipe under this section, a sanitary authority shall have the powers mentioned in section 18 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , as if the pipe were a sewer, but—

(a) as respects the powers mentioned in that section as exercisable after the giving of notice, they shall not be exercised save where—

(i) there are premises in respect of which the sanitary authority could serve a notice under subsection (1) or subsection (2) of section 8 of this Act but for the fact that service of the premises by the sewerage or water supply system would require a connection exceeding one hundred feet in length, and

(ii) the proposed pipe is for extending such system to any point which is one hundred feet or less, but not nearer than fifty feet, from the premises, and

(b) on exercising any such power, the sanitary authority shall be liable to pay such (if any) compensation as if the power had been exercised under that section.