1st Session, 60th General Assembly
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
The Honourable Barry Barnet
Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville
First Reading: November 2, 2006
Second Reading: November 6, 2006
Third Reading: November 23, 2006 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Sections 26 and 27 of Chapter 55 of the Acts of 1963, the Halifax Regional Water Commission Act, are repealed and the following Sections substituted:
(b) by the discharge of sewage or water into premises from a sewer unless the discharge was caused by the improper construction, or neglect in the maintenance of the sewer, or a failure to remedy a matter that was known, or should reasonably have been known, to the Commission and should reasonably have been repaired; or
27 (1) The Commission is not liable for a loss as a result of the breakage of a pipe, conduit, pole, wire, cable or a part of a utility or service provided by the Commission, or the discontinuance or interruption of a service or connection, by reason of
(2) The Commission is not liable for nuisance as a result of the construction or operation of a work, if the nuisance could not be avoided by any other practically feasible method of constructing or operating the work.
28 Any sewer system, either storm or sanitary, or sewage-treatment facility, owned, operated, managed or controlled by the Commission is deemed to be a public utility within the meaning of the Public Utilities Act.