129. Subject to the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2), the Community, by by-law, may order the carrying out, even outside its territory, of all work for the construction of water treatment plants or works and of water mains and purification works intended to serve more than one municipality in its territory.
The cost of the works contemplated in the first paragraph shall be apportioned by the executive committee among the municipalities in its territory in proportion to the fiscal potential of each, within the meaning of section 261.5 of the Act respecting municipal taxation (chapter F-2.1).
However, the Community may, by by-law, order that the expenses relating to the work referred to in the first paragraph and the expenses arising from the operation and maintenance of the drinking water supply system or waste water purification works be apportioned among the municipalities in proportion to the volume of water consumed by each of them, respectively, as regards expenses relating to drinking water supply, and in proportion to the volume of water discharged by each of them, respectively, as regards expenses relating to water purification.
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