Winchester v. Winchester Water Works Co.
251 U.S. 192 (1920)

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Winchester v. Winchester Water Works Co., 251 U.S. 192 (1920)

Winchester v. Winchester Water Works Company

No. 51

Argued October 24, 1919

Decided January 5, 1920

251 U.S. 192

Syllabus

A city cannot regulate the rates chargeable by a water company unless authority to do so has been plainly granted by the legislature. P. 251 U. S. 193.

Such authority cannot be implied from powers to grant water companies rights of way in the public streets and grounds and to supervise and control their use. P. 251 U. S. 194.

Kentucky Statutes, § 3490(8), (25), (30), (33), considered. Id.

Affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 251 U. S. 193

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