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(1)The [F1Agency] may enter into an agreement with any internal drainage board for the carrying out by the board, on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may be specified in the agreement, of any work in connection with a main river which the [F1Agency] is authorised to carry out.
(a)with the consent of an internal drainage board, carry out and maintain in that board’s district any works which the board might carry out or maintain, on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may be agreed between the board and the [F1Agency]; or
(b)agree to contribute to the expense of the carrying out or maintenance of any works by any internal drainage board.
(3)An internal drainage board may—
(a)with the consent of an internal drainage board for any other district, carry out and maintain in that other district any works which the first-mentioned board might carry out or maintain within their own district, on such terms as to payment or otherwise as may be agreed between the boards; or
(b)agree to contribute to the expense of the carrying out or maintenance of any works by the internal drainage board for any other district.
(4)Any expense incurred by an internal drainage board under subsection (3) above shall be defrayed as if the expense had been incurred in their own district.
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