119. The filtration plants and sewage treatment plants of the Community and the works located between the plants and the source of water supply, in the case of a filtration plant, and the works located between the plants and the place where purified water is discharged in the case of a sewage treatment plant, constitute intermunicipal parts of the drinking water supply system or, as the case may be, of the water purification system of the Community.
The Community shall, by by-law,
(1) determine that part of its drinking water or waste water conduit system which is of an intermunicipal nature or which, owing to the importance of its main function within the system, must be subject to the same rules as the intermunicipal part;
(2) determine the other components of its drinking water or waste water conduit system which must be considered to be for the sole benefit of the municipality in whose territory they are situated.
Any by-law made under the second paragraph requires a three-quarters majority of the votes cast by the representatives of the municipalities whose territories are served.
If, at the first meeting of the Council at which the voting is held, the majority provided for in the third paragraph is not obtained, the voting on the by-law must be postponed until the next meeting, and the same majority is required.
If, at the second meeting, the by-law is not adopted, the secretary shall inform the Minister thereof as soon as possible. The Minister may then give to the Commission municipale du Québec the responsibility of exercising for and on behalf of the Council the competence provided in the second paragraph.
The fifth paragraph does not prevent the Council from adopting the by-law contemplated in the second paragraph at a meeting held after the second meeting mentioned in the fourth paragraph if the Commission municipale has not disposed of the matter submitted to it under the fifth paragraph.
1969, c. 85, s. 156; 1972, c. 49, s. 158; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 49, s. 33; 1983, c. 29, s. 39; 1996, c. 2, s. 487.