Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
In accordance with section thirty-nine A of chapter forty of the General Laws and the ongoing existence of the Whately Water District, a private corporation supplying water in and to certain portions of the town of Whately, said town of Whately is hereby authorized to establish a municipal water department and maintain and operate the same in accordance with sections thirty-nine B to thirty-nine G, inclusive, of said chapter forty under the control of a three member water commission. The board of selectmen is hereby authorized to appoint three members to serve as water commissioners until the next town election after the effective date of this act. At such town election three water commissioners shall be elected for terms of one, two and three years and at each election thereafter a water commissioner shall be elected for a term of three years.