40 U.S. Code § 9502 - Authority of Chief of Engineers

(a) In General.— The Chief of Engineers and necessary assistants may use all lawful means to carry out their duties.
(b) Supply of Water in District of Columbia.—
(1) Providing water.— The Chief of Engineers has complete control over the Washington Aqueduct to regulate the manner in which the authorities of the District of Columbia may tap the supply of water to the inhabitants of the District of Columbia.
(2) Stoppage of water flow.— The Chief of Engineers shall stop the authorities of the District of Columbia from tapping the supply of water when the supply is no more than adequate to the wants of the public buildings and grounds.
(3) Appeal of decision.— The decision of the Chief of Engineers on all questions concerning the supply of water under this subsection may be appealed only to the Secretary of the Army.


(Pub. L. 107–217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1234.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
9502(a), (b)(1), (2) 40:51. R.S. § 1810.
9502(b)(3) 40:52. R.S. § 1811.

In subsection (b)(3), the words “Secretary of the Army” are substituted for “Department of War” [subsequently changed to “Department of the Army” because of section 205(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (ch. 343, 61 Stat. 501)] because of 10:3013(a)(1).

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