Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 445A.910
Systems constructed after June 30, 1991: Assumption of control by local governing body.


If the Division has found that any of the conditions of a permit to operate a water system issued pursuant to NRS 445A.885 are being violated and has notified the holder of the permit that he or she must bring the water system into compliance, but the holder of the permit has failed to comply within a reasonable time after the date of the notice, the local governing body, if requested to do so in writing by the Division, may take the following actions independently of any further action by the Division:


Give written notice, by certified mail, to the owner of the water system and the owners of the property served by the system that if the violation is not corrected within 30 days after the date of the notice, the local governing body will seek a court order authorizing it to assume control; and


After the 30-day period has expired, if the water system has not been brought into compliance, apply to the district court for an order authorizing the local governing body to assume control of the system and assess the property for the continued operation and maintenance of the system as provided in subsection 6 of NRS 445A.895.


If the local governing body determines at any time that immediate action is necessary to protect the public health and welfare, it may assume physical control and operation of a water system without complying with any of the requirements set forth in subsection 1. The local governing body may not maintain control of a water system pursuant to this subsection for a period greater than 30 days unless it obtains an order from the district court authorizing an extension.

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