441. The officers or employees of the municipality appointed for the management of the waterworks may, at any reasonable time, enter into any house or building whatsoever, or upon any property whether situated within or without the territory of the municipality, for the purpose of satisfying themselves that the water is not wasted and that the by-laws relative to the waterworks are faithfully carried out.
Every such officer or employee shall, on request, identify himself and produce a certificate of his capacity issued by the municipality.
The owners or occupants of any such house, building or property shall allow the officers or employees of the municipality to make such visit or examination.
The water may be cut off from any person refusing to admit the officers or employees of the municipality, so long as such refusal continues.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 451; 1968, c. 55, s. 5; 1986, c. 95, s. 51; 1996, c. 2, s. 162.