28. In the case of any urban agglomeration other than the urban agglomeration of Montréal, the urban agglomeration of Québec and the urban agglomeration of Longueuil, the central municipality only has exclusive jurisdiction over water supply and water purification if, immediately before the city was constituted, jurisdiction over that matter was exercised under an agreement between former municipalities. The central municipality’s exclusive jurisdiction applies only to infrastructures and equipment covered by that agreement and those replacing them.
If, however, none of the territories of the former municipalities party to the agreement are included in the central municipality’s territory, the central municipality does not have exclusive jurisdiction over water supply and water purification.
For the purposes of the first two paragraphs, a pooling of infrastructures and equipment through the assumption of jurisdiction by a regional county municipality is considered to be a pooling of infrastructures and equipment under an agreement.
2004, c. 29, s. 28; 2007, c. 10, s. 12.