85-5-202. Repair expenses. The judge may also allow as a charge any expenses necessarily incurred by the water commissioner in the discharge of his duties in the employment of extra labor for the repair of dams, headgates, ditches, or flumes when immediate action is necessary to preserve the rights of the parties entitled to the waters of such stream or when the judge has, in the order appointing the commissioner, required the commissioner to repair ditches and keep in repair necessary headgates, ditches, or flumes. The water commissioner shall report all such expenses, and the cost thereof shall be taxed against the party or parties for whose benefit the same were incurred. In the discretion of the court, such costs or expenses may be assessed against the land upon which or for the benefit of which such expense had been incurred.
History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 43, L. 1911; re-en. Sec. 7145, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 125, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 7145, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1010.