2018 Code of Alabama
Title 9 - CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Chapter 9 - WATER MANAGEMENT AND DRAINAGE.
Article 2 - Drainage Subdistricts.
Section 9-9-79 - Costs and expenses of organization, operation, etc., of subdistricts.
The terms "costs" and "expenses" as used in this article shall include all expenses incident to or necessary to organize, defend, promote, improve, operate, maintain or dissolve a subdistrict. Any funds advanced to set up and establish a subdistrict or proposed subdistrict shall become a charge against the lands involved and constitute a prior lien, subject only to state and county taxes, against said lands. Funds so advanced shall be accounted for in the total costs and proration of the same among the owners of land within a subdistrict. In case a petition for the establishment of a subdistrict is dismissed by the county commission, the same shall be due and collectible immediately on dismissal of a petition by the county commission.(Acts 1936, Ex Sess., No. 127, p. 83, §11; Code 1940, T. 2, §272.)