THE DRAIN CODE OF 1956 (EXCERPT)
Act 40 of 1956
280.3 Drain; definition.
The word “drain”, whenever used in this act, shall include the main stream or trunk and all tributaries or branches of any creek or river, any watercourse or ditch, either open or closed, any covered drain, any sanitary or any combined sanitary and storm sewer or storm sewer or conduit composed of tile, brick, concrete, or other material, any structures or mechanical devices, that will properly purify the flow of such drains, any pumping equipment necessary to assist or relieve the flow of such drains and any levee, dike, barrier, or a combination of any or all of same constructed, or proposed to be constructed, for the purpose of drainage or for the purification of the flow of such drains, but shall not include any dam and flowage rights used in connection therewith which is used for the generation of power by a public utility subject to regulation by the public service commission.
History: 1956, Act 40, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956
Am. 1958, Act 87, Imd. Eff. Apr. 11, 1958
Am. 1969, Act 90, Imd. Eff. July 24, 1969
Popular Name: Act 40
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