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. (a) Notwithstanding section 39A of chapter 40 of the General Laws prohibiting a town from establishing a water supply system while its inhabitants are being served directly by a water company or water supply district, water district or fire district supplying water to its inhabitants and notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Rochester may establish a water department and water supply system pursuant to said section 39A of said chapter 40.
(b) The water department and water supply system established pursuant to subsection (a) shall be managed, improved and controlled by a board of water commissioners who shall be elected as provided in section 69A of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, November 3, 2011.