15. Power to enter for repairs and to prevent accidents.-
In case of any accident happening or being apprehended to a canal any Divisional Canal-officer or any person acting under his general or special orders in this behalf may enter upon any lands adjacent to such canal, and may execute all works which may be necessary for the purpose of repairing or preventing such accident.
Compensation for damage to land.-
In every such case such Canal-officer or person shall tender compensation to the proprietors or occupiers of the said lands for all damage done tothe same. If such tender is not accepted, the Canal -officer shall refer the matter to the Collector, who shall proceed to award compensation for thedamage as though the State Government had directed the occupation of the lands under section 43 of the 1Land Acquisi- tion Act, 1870 (10 of 1870).