155. Power to lay mains.
(1) The Chairperson may lay a main whether within or without the local limits of the Council
(a) in any street; and
(b) with the consent of every owner and occupier of any land not forming part of a street, in, over or on that land, and may, from time to time, inspect, repair, alter or renew or may at any time remove any main so laid whether by virtue of this section or otherwise:
Provided that where a consent required for the purpose of this sub-section is withheld, the Chairperson may, after giving the owner or occupier of the land a written notice of his intention so to do, lay the main in, over or on that land even without such consent.
(2) Where the Chairperson, in exercise of the powers under this section, lays a main in, over or on any land not forming part of a street, or inspects, repairs, alters, renews or removes a main so laid down in, over or on any such land, he shall pay compensation to every person interested in that land for any damage done to, or injurious affection of that land by reason of the inspection, laying, repair, alteration, renewal or removal of the main.