Texas Water Code - Section 53.122. Regulating Sanitary Conditions Inside The District
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§ 53.122. REGULATING SANITARY CONDITIONS INSIDE THE
DISTRICT. (a) A district may regulate the installation,
maintenance, and operation of plumbing fixtures and facilities
inside the district for the purpose of:
(1) maintaining safe and sanitary conditions; and
(2) protecting the lives, health, and welfare of the
people in the district.
(b) The board may set a reasonable penalty for violating any
rule authorized by Subsection (a) of this section, within these
(1) a fine of not more than $200;
(2) confinement in the county jail for not more than 30
(3) both the fine and the jail sentence.
(c) The penalty set by the supervisors is in addition to
other penalties provided by law. A court of proper jurisdiction in
the county where the district's principal office is located may
enforce the penalties.
(d) A penalty for the violation of a rule is not valid unless
a brief, substantial statement of the rule and the penalty is
published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of
general circulation in the area in which the district is located. A
penalty takes effect seven days after the second publication.
(e) The courts shall take judicial notice of the rules made
by a district under this section.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 411, ch. 58, § 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
Last modified: August 11, 2007