SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, charges or fees assessed by another municipality to properties in the town of Charlton for water services pursuant to an intermunicipal agreement shall be deemed to be "municipal charges" or "local charges and fees" of the town of Charlton for purposes of sections 42A through 42F, 57 and 58 of chapter 40 of the General Laws and for all actions taken in connection therewith, and the town of Charlton shall have all the duties, powers and responsibilities set forth in said sections with regard to such charges to the same extent as if it was providing water services to properties in the town of Charlton. The town of Charlton shall be further authorized to take action under the aforementioned statutes in the event the town of Charlton, rather than the recipient of water services in the town of Charlton, is required to pay to the municipality providing water services any outstanding charges and fees in accordance with the terms of an intermunicipal agreement.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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