Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 585 of the acts of 1947 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Auburn liable to taxation in said town and residing within the territory of said town not in the territory now included in the Elm Hill water district, as described in chapter 749 of the acts of 1979 shall constitute a water district, and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Auburn Water District, hereinafter called the district, for the purpose of supplying themselves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with power to establish fountains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the same, to regulate the use of water and to fix and collect rates to be paid therefore, and for the purposes of assessing and raising taxes as provided herein for the payment of the services, and for defraying the necessary expenses of carrying on the business of the district, subject to all general laws now or hereafter in force relating to water districts, except as otherwise provided herein. The district shall have power to prosecute and defend all actions.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 585 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-
Section 13A. The Woodland Water District of Auburn, established under chapter 385 of the acts of 1935, is hereby dissolved and, without further conveyance or other action, all the assets, liabilities, obligations and indebtedness as well as all the power and duties of the Woodland Water District of Auburn are hereby merged and transferred to the Auburn Water District. The board of water commissioners of the Woodland Water District of Auburn is hereby abolished and the tenure of the incumbent members of the board shall terminate on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.