NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 718
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SANITARY DISTRICTS TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE SEWAGE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS, WATER PURIFICATION OR TREATMENT PLANTS AND OTHER UTILITIES TO PROVIDE SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF SUCH DISTRICTS AND TO VALIDATE PRIOR ACTIONS BY SUCH DISTRICTS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH FACILITIES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. G.S. 130-128 is amended by adding thereto a new subparagraph to read:
"(2a) To acquire, construct, maintain and operate sewage collection and disposal systems of all types, including septic tank systems or other on‑site collection or disposal facilities or systems, water supply systems, water purification or treatment plants and such other utilities, within and without the corporate limits of the district, as may be necessary for the preservation of the public health and sanitary welfare outside the corporate limits of the district, within reasonable limitations, such utilities to be constructed, operated and maintained in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission for Health Services."
Sec. 2. The authority granted to a sanitary district by the provisions of this act is to be considered to be supplemental to the authority granted to a sanitary district by other provisions of law.
Sec. 3. Actions heretofore taken by sanitary districts to acquire, construct, maintain and operate sewage collection and disposal systems of all types, water supply systems, water purification or treatment plants and other utilities within and without their respective corporate limits to provide service outside their respective corporate limits are hereby approved and validated.
Sec. 4. This act shall apply only in counties with a population of 70,000 or greater, as determined by the most recent decennial federal census.
Sec. 5. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 9th day of July, 1981.