32. No one may establish waterworks, a water supply intake or water purification appliances or carry out work respecting sewers or the installation of devices for the treatment of waste water before submitting the plans and specifications to the Director and obtaining his authorization.
Such authorization shall also be required for work on reconstruction, extension of old installations and connections between the conduits of a public system and those of a private system.
Moreover, a person shall not operate a waterworks, sewer system or a water treatment plant, unless he has obtained from the Director a permit for that purpose; the Director may, when he considers it expedient in the public interest, and after hearing those interested, alter or cancel such permit.
When there is in the territory of a municipality a waterworks system authorized by the Director under the preceding paragraph or section 44, he may, after giving a notice to the owner and hearing those interested, allow on the conditions that he determines the construction or extension of any municipal waterworks therein.
A person shall not cease to operate, alienate, lease or dispose of a waterworks, sewer system or water treatment plant otherwise than by succession, without the permission in writing of the Director.