The governing body of any city may establish, make and regulate public wells, cisterns,
aqueducts and reservoirs and provide for filling the same and may establish, alter,
change, relocate, straighten, divert and otherwise improve the channels of watercourses,
navigable or otherwise, remove and change bridges and remove obstructions, wall watercourses
and cover them over, and in connection therewith construct and maintain within or
outside of the city limits such channels, tunnels, aqueducts and ditches as may be
required and necessary to form an outlet and drain said water carried by such watercourses
into a creek, ravine or river, and build and erect all walls, embankments, levees
and ripraps to protect the banks thereof, and for all or any of said purposes such
cities may acquire, own and hold by gift, purchase or by the exercise of the power
of eminent domain in accordance with K.S.A. 26-501 to 26-516, inclusive, within or without the city limits, within five (5) miles therefrom, or
within twenty (20) miles therefrom where it is necessary in order to obtain an adequate
water supply for such cities, all lands required and necessary therefor, and pay all
damages for property taken or injured and may enact any and all ordinances for said
purposes, but no such construction shall be made within the corporate limits of any
other city until such city shall first consent thereto. In the construction and maintenance of such work and improvement such city may receive
aid and contributions toward the payment of the cost thereof from, and may contract
and cooperate with, municipal and other corporations and individuals of this or any
other state. The police jurisdiction of the city shall extend over such lands as acquired beyond
the city limits except where such acquired land is already under the police jurisdiction
of some other city.
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