Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 7. Village Safe Water Act
Section 50. Operation of Facilities.
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AS 46.07.050. Operation of Facilities.

(a) It is the responsibility of the village governing body to maintain and operate the safe water and hygienic sewage disposal facility, and upon completion of the facility the commissioner shall execute the necessary transfers of title to vest complete ownership of the facility in the governing body. The commissioner may not construct a facility without first receiving satisfactory assurances from the village governing body that it will, upon completion of a facility, accept ownership and responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the facility.

(b) Whenever the commissioner determines that the village governing body does not have sufficient financial resources to operate and maintain the facility, the commissioner may make grants to the governing body in amounts which, when combined with other financial assistance available to it, will enable the governing body to operate and maintain the facility.

(c) When necessary, the commissioner may require the creation of a nonprofit corporation in the village and shall contract with this corporation in order to carry out the purpose of this chapter. The contract must provide that when an unincorporated community, which for purposes of this chapter is under contract to the state, subsequently is incorporated, then the contract terminates at the time of incorporation and the governing body of the newly incorporated city assumes the powers and duties set out in this chapter for the governing bodies of other incorporated cities.

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