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Water Code - WAT


  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 5. POWERS AND PURPOSES [22075 - 22982]

  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 1. Powers and Purposes Generally [22075 - 22186]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 1. Water [22075 - 22079]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )


A district may do any act necessary to furnish sufficient water in the district for any beneficial use.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)


A district may do any act in order to put to any beneficial use any water under its control.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)


A district may deliver water for fire protection purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)


A district may control, distribute, store, spread, sink, treat, purify, recapture and salvage any water including but not limited to sewage waters for the beneficial use or uses of the district or its inhabitants or the owners of rights to waters therein.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 719.)


A district may impose a special tax pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 50075) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 1 of Title 5 of the Government Code. The special taxes shall be applied uniformly to all taxpayers or all real property within the district, except that unimproved property may be taxed at a lower rate than improved property.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 70, Sec. 13.)


No district furnishing water for residential use to a tenant shall seek to recover any charges or penalties for the furnishing of water to or for the tenant’s residential use from any subsequent tenant on account of nonpayment of charges by a previous tenant. The district may, however, require that service to subsequent tenants be furnished on the account of the landlord or property owner.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1251, Sec. 6.)

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