Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 136 of the acts of 1987 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Mashpee, liable to taxation in said town and residing in the territory comprised within the territorial limits of the town of Mashpee, shall constitute a water district and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Mashpee Water District, hereinafter called the "District", for the purpose of supplying themselves and others, for fair consideration, with water for the extinguishing of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with the power to lay water mains, establish a water distribution system, establish fountains and hydrants, and to relocate and discontinue the same, regulate the use of such water and fix and collect rates to be paid therefore, construct and finance such water treatment works and facilities as may be necessary to deliver pure, healthful drinking water, assess and raise taxes as provided hereinafter for the payment of such services and for defraying the necessary expenses of and to carry on the business of the District, subject to the General Laws relating to such districts, except as otherwise provided herein. For these purposes, the District may seek, obtain, and accept any available capital and operating funds from the commonwealth or the federal government or any authority or entity created by either of said governments and accept any donation or gift of capital, operating funds, land, easements, equipment or easements, equipment or facilities from private sources. The District shall have the power to prosecute and defend all actions relating to its property and affairs.
SECTION 2. All inhabitants of the town of Mashpee liable to taxation in said town shall be liable to taxation by the Mashpee Water District on July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-one.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.