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Mississippi Code Title 51. Waters, Water Resources, Water Districts, Drainage, and Flood Control § 51-9-127. Rules and regulations

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(1) The board of directors of the district shall have the power to adopt and promulgate all reasonable regulations to secure, maintain, and preserve the sanitary condition of all water in and to flow into any reservoir owned by the district, to prevent waste of water or the unauthorized use thereof, and to regulate residence, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, circulation of vehicular traffic on land, the parking of such vehicles, and all recreational and business privileges in, along, or around any such reservoir, any body of land, or any easement owned by the district.

(2) All such regulations prescribed by the board of directors, after publication in a daily newspaper of statewide circulation and in a newspaper of general circulation in each county comprising the area of the district, shall have the full force and effect of law;  and violation thereof shall be punishable by fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), as may be prescribed in such regulations, or by imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both the amount of the fine and the term of the imprisonment, within the maximum limit set by this statute and within the maximum limit prescribed in such regulations, to be determined by the court.

All such rules and regulations so prescribed and the penalties fixed thereunder relating to hunting, fishing, and boating shall not conflict with, exceed, alter, or suspend any regulations, rules, or penalties prescribed by general statute or by the Mississippi Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks;  and all fines and penalties levied and collected under this article shall be remitted and accounted for in accordance with the general statutes relating thereto.

(3) In the event of a violation of any regulation adopted to prevent pollution of the waters in any reservoir owned by the district, or the threat of continuous violation thereof, the district shall have authority to sue for and obtain damages and other appropriate relief, including injunctive relief.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Code Title 51. Waters, Water Resources, Water Districts, Drainage, and Flood Control § 51-9-127. Rules and regulations - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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