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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XI
COUNTY ORGANIZATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Chapter 153
WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS
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F.S. 153.04
153.04 Construction of water supply systems, water system improvements, sewage disposal systems, and sewer improvements.Whenever the county commission of any of the several counties of the state by resolution chooses to exercise the powers granted by this chapter it shall make or cause to be made such surveys, investigations, studies, borings, maps, plans, drawings and estimates of costs and of revenues as it may deem necessary to prepare or have prepared so that such county commission shall have available to it a comprehensive study and report setting forth either or both of the following:
(1) The type and estimate of costs of each water supply system, the purchase or construction of which shall be deemed by it to be desirable and feasible, together with the location thereof, and of each integral part, and also setting forth what water system improvements, if any, it deems necessary to purchase or construct to protect the health of and render fire protection to the inhabitants of the county, together with the location by terminal points and route of each such improvement, a description thereof by its material, nature, character and size and an estimate of the cost of its purchase or construction.
(2)(a) The type of treatment and estimate of cost of each sewage disposal plant or system, the purchase, or construction of which shall be deemed by the county commission to be desirable and feasible, together with the location thereof and of each integral part, and also setting forth what sewer improvements, if any, it deems necessary to purchase or construct to protect the health of the inhabitants of the county, together with the location by terminal points and route of each such improvement, a description thereof by its material, nature, character, and size and an estimate of the cost of its purchase or construction.
(b) If such study and report reveals, or if it is a fact that any parcel, plot or area of land proposed to be served by county-owned and operated facilities as contemplated by this chapter is being served or there is available to it for service such facilities which are owned and operated by private individuals, copartnerships, corporations or associations, then the county is hereby prohibited from furnishing the facilities provided by this chapter to such property without the written consent of the owner or owners of such privately owned facilities.
(c) The obtaining of such surveys, investigations, studies, borings, maps, plans, drawings and estimates is hereby declared to be a county purpose and the costs thereof may be paid out of the general funds of the county.
(d) Upon receipt of such report the county commission may authorize the purchase and/or construction of such facilities as it may deem feasible and practicable.
(e) All public or private property damaged or destroyed in carrying out the powers granted by this chapter shall be restored or repaired and placed in its original condition as nearly as practicable or adequate compensation made therefor out of the funds provided by this chapter.
(f) The state hereby consents to the use of all state lands lying under water which are necessary for the accomplishments or purposes of this chapter.
History.s. 4, ch. 29837, 1955.