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50-1029.  Definitions. For the purpose of this act, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following terms shall be ascribed the following meanings:
(a)  The term "works" shall include water systems, drainage systems, sewerage systems, recreation facilities, off-street parking facilities, airport facilities and air navigation facilities, electric systems or any of them as herein defined;
(b)  The term "water system" shall include reservoirs, storage facilities, water mains, conduits, aqueducts, pipelines, pumping stations, filtration plants, and all appurtenances and machinery necessary or useful for obtaining, storing, treating, purifying or transporting water for domestic uses or purposes. The term "domestic uses or purposes" includes by way of example but not by way of limitation the use of water at any temperature for space heating or cooling, culinary, sanitary, recreational or therapeutic purposes;
(c)  The term "sewerage system" shall include intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, force mains, collecting sewers, pumping stations, ejector stations, treatment plants, structures, buildings, machinery, equipment, connections and all other appurtenances necessary, useful or convenient for the collection, transportation, treatment, purification, and disposal of the sewage of any city or any part of territory included within the territorial limits of any city;
(d)  The term "off-street parking" shall include all machinery, equipment and appurtenances, including lands, easements, rights-of-way and buildings required, necessary or useful for the parking of motor vehicles on lands or places other than public highways;
(e)  The term "airport facilities and air navigation facilities" shall include land acquisition, construction costs, buildings, equipment, and other necessary appurtenances, either wholly or partly within or without the corporate limits of such political subdivision of the state or owned or operated by a regional airport authority as defined by law, or wholly or partly within or without the state of Idaho, which are hereby deemed to be for a public purpose, which facilities are to be financed for, or to be leased, sold or otherwise disposed of to private persons, associations or corporations, or to be held by the political subdivision of the state or regional airport authority as defined by law;
(f)  The term "rehabilitate existing electrical generating facilities" shall include the reconstruction, replacement, and betterment of existing generation facilities, properties and other related structures, together with all necessary equipment and appurtenances related thereto, used in or useful for the generation of electricity, including power plants, turbine generators, dams, penstocks, step-up transformers, electrical equipment and other facilities related to hydroelectric production plants, and related facilities for flood control, environmental, public recreation and fish and wildlife mitigation and enhancement purposes made necessary in order to comply with applicable state and federal requirements, but does not include transmission and distribution lines and their related structures, equipment and appurtenances;
(g)  The term "drainage system" shall include ditches, channels, creeks, ponds, intake structures, diversion structures, levies, storm sewers, pump stations, force mains, buildings, easements, machinery, equipment, connections and all other appurtenances necessary, useful or convenient for the collection, treatment and disposal of any surface water, nuisance ground or subsurface water or stormwater of any city; and
(h)  The term "electric system" shall include all electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities comprising a municipal electric system and used to supply electricity to customers located within the service area of such system established by law, including all properties, structures, facilities, equipment and appurtenances used in or useful for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The term "electric system" includes, by way of example, but not by way of limitation, power plants for the generation of electricity by any means, substations, transformers, transmission lines, distribution lines, and all other facilities, equipment and appurtenances necessary or desirable in connection with the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity, including energy conservation, public purpose and environmental facilities, programs and measures, and joint electric facilities as defined in section 50-342A, Idaho Code.

[50-1029, added 1967, ch. 429, sec. 189, p. 1249; am. 1969, ch. 193, sec. 1, p. 564; am. 1977, ch. 50, sec. 1, p. 91; am. 1978, ch. 176, sec. 1, p. 402; am. 1978, ch. 330, sec. 1, p. 848; am. 1979, ch. 304, sec. 3, p. 826; am. 1991, ch. 311, sec. 1, p. 818.; am. 2011, ch. 129, sec. 1, p. 358.]

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