AN ACT CONCERNING ACQUISITION OF GROUNDWATER RIGHTS BY EMINENT DOMAIN.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofRepresentatives in General Assembly convened:
Any municipal corporation having a landfillwithin its corporate limits, with respect to whichlandfill the Commissioner of EnvironmentalProtection has issued an order between August 1,1995, and December 31, 1995, requiring suchlandfill to be closed and requiring theacquisition of ground water rights or intereststherein as part of the closure, shall have theright to purchase ground water rights or intereststherein which may extend beyond the corporatelimits of such corporation. If such municipalcorporation cannot agree with any owner of realproperty upon the amount to be paid for groundwater rights or interests therein, it shallproceed in the manner provided in section 48-12 ofthe general statutes to take such ground waterrights or interests therein, notwithstanding thatsuch ground water rights or interests thereinextend beyond the corporate limits of suchmunicipal corporation.
Approved June 7, 1996. Effective June 7, 1996.[footer.htm]