2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 46 - IRRIGATION AND REGULATION OF WATER
46-1003 District; petition; contents.
46-1003. District; petition; contents.
A petition addressed to the county board praying for the incorporation of a district, signed by or on behalf of at least fifty percent of the owners of the land within the proposed district may be filed with the county clerk. The petition shall define the boundaries of the proposed district and shall state (1) that the lands within such boundaries are without an adequate water supply; (2) that the construction and maintenance of ponds or reservoirs or pipelines or wells or check dams or pumping installations, or any other facility for water storage, transportation or utilization, or that the construction and maintenance of any combination of such projects is necessary for the improvement of the area; and (3) that such improvement or works will be conducive to and will promote the public health, convenience and welfare.
- Laws 1967, c. 279, § 3, p. 748.
The Rural Water District Act does not require the district to obtain a permit to dig wells for the purpose of supplying water to its patrons in need thereof; rather, the act specifically authorizes the transportation of water into another district for that purpose. McDowell v. Rural Water District No. 2, 204 Neb. 401, 282 N.W.2d 594 (1979).