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     46-7-3.   Repair of works required--Rules. The owner of any works for the storage, diversion or carriage of water or for the application of water to beneficial use, including wells, shall keep the works in good repair at all times to ensure safety of the works and to prevent waste of water. The water management board may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish minimum safety standards for the design, construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of works. For the purpose of making repairs, the owner may enter upon the lands where the works are located, taking care to avoid unnecessary damage, and shall pay the owner of the lands for any actual damage which is caused.

Source: SDC 1939, § 61.0426; SL 1955, ch 431, § 1; SL 1983, ch 314, § 117; SL 1987, ch 328, § 1.

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