6. The municipal council may, if it deem it necessary so to do in order to establish the electricity system:
(1) Compel the owners or occupants of lands situated within or without the municipality to permit and allow all the necessary work to be done;
(2) Appropriate lakes, non-navigable rivers, ponds, springs and water-courses having their source or flowing on private property, without, however, prejudicing the rights of the riparian owners to make use thereof, as well under the common law as under the laws respecting water-courses, subject to expropriation proceedings, failing agreement between the interested parties;
(3) Take possession of the whole or of a portion of the watershed of any lake, non-navigable river, pond, spring and water-course situated within or without the limits of the municipality, subject to expropriation proceedings, failing agreement between the interested parties.
Nevertheless, the taking of possession contemplated in paragraph 3 cannot be effected unless the plans, drawn by a land surveyor of Québec, showing the area or areas which are the object thereof, have been previously approved by the Board.
R. S. 1964, c. 186, s. 7.