Acquisition of property

22. The Governor may, upon the request of the Water Commission, if he shall think it expedient, acquire for the purposes of the waterworks any springs, or waters, and also any lands which may be reasonably required for such purposes, and to that end the Governor may contract and agree with the owners of such springs, waters, or lands, and with all parties having an estate or interest in the same, for the purchase of such springs, waters, or lands or such part thereof and all such rights, estates and interests into and over the same, as may be required.