(1) Each city whose area is within a metropolitan water district and that provides
water on a retail level within the district has a preferential right to purchase from
the district a portion of the water served by the district.
(2) Except as otherwise provided by contract between a metropolitan water district
and the city, the percentage of the total district water supply that a city has a
preferential right to purchase under Subsection (1) is the same percentage as the
total amount of taxes levied by the district against property within the city's retail
water service area is of the total of all taxes levied by the district against all
property within the district.
(3)(a) Nothing in this section may be construed to limit the ability of a metropolitan
water district to establish preferential rights by contract with a city that has preferential
rights under this section.
(b) Each agreement described in Subsection (3)(a) entered into before April 30, 2007
is ratified, validated, and confirmed.
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