32.5. The Minister may order a municipality to operate temporarily the waterworks and sewer system of a person and carry out any work in respect of it, in accordance with the conditions fixed by him, where he considers it necessary to ensure an adequate service to the users. The order may also fix the apportionment of the cost related to the operation or work among the users or among the users and the person.
The Minister may also, where he considers it necessary for the protection of public health, order a municipality to acquire such a system, by agreement or by expropriation, or to instal a new waterworks and sewer system and, for that purpose, acquire by agreement or expropriation the immovables and real rights required for the installation.
1978, c. 64, s. 11; 1984, c. 29, s. 4.