40:62-118. Property acquired by owner pending proceedings; acquisition; contract
Upon taking possession of the waterworks, rights and franchises of any such public utility which may be condemned pursuant to the provisions of section 40:62-114 of this title, the commission acquiring the same shall also at the same time take possession of all the property, including all betterments, additions and extensions made on or to the property so condemned, and all rights and franchises which during the pendency of the condemnation proceedings have been acquired by the owner through construction, purchase, contract or otherwise for the purpose of rendering adequate service.
At any time after the commencement of the original condemnation proceedings the commission may enter into an agreement with the owner fixing the price to be paid for the after acquired property, rights and franchises, which agreement when made shall be severally binding upon each of the municipalities which are to own the waterworks and such after acquired property in the proportions that they are respectively liable under the provisions of section 40:62-121 of this title for the bonds therein authorized to be issued.
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