FLOOD-WATER CONTROL ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I
Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Flood-water control orders

   4   Duties of undertakers of a scheme

 

PART II
Preparation, Confirmation and Modification of Schemes

   5   Provisional flood-water control schemes

   6   Notification of provisional schemes

   7   Objections to provisional schemes

   8   Approval of schemes

   9   Amendment and modification of confirmed schemes

 

PART III
Powers of the Undertakers of a Scheme

   10   Powers of the undertakers of a scheme

 

PART IV
Implementation of Schemes and Compensation

   11   Implementation of schemes

   12   Compensation for loss or damage

   13   Purchase or acquisition of land in lieu of compensation

 

PART V
Miscellaneous

   14   When stream in a watercourse shall be deemed to be public stream

   15   Alteration and discontinuance of watercourses

   16   Offences

   17   Regulations

 

THE FLOOD-WATER CONTROL ACT

[Date of Commencement: 13th March, 1958]

Acts
28 of 1958,
4 of 1961,
36 of 1995.

PART I
Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Flood-water Control Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "confirmed scheme" means any scheme confirmed under section 8;

   "flood-water" means water flowing in any water-course after rainfall;

   "flood-water control area" means any area declared to be a flood-water control area under section 3;

   "provisional flood-water control scheme" means any scheme prepared under this Act at any time before it becomes a confirmed scheme;

   "relevant flood-water control area" means the flood-water control area for which are appointed the undertakers of a scheme in relation to which the expression is used;

   "undertakers" means any undertakers of a scheme appointed under section 3;

   "Valuation Board" means a Valuation Board constituted under the provisions of the Land Valuation Act;

   "watercourse" means any natural channel, drain or permanent and defined course for flood-water, but does not include the course of a perennial stream.

3   Flood-water control orders

   (1) The Minister may by order declare any area defined in such order to be a flood-water control area for the purposes of this Act.

   (2) When declaring an area to be a flood-water control area under subsection (1) the Minister shall, by the same order, appoint to be undertakers of a scheme in respect of such area-

   (a)   any Government department;

   (b)   any Government agency; or

   (c)   any statutory body or authority, and such appointment may be made notwithstanding that such department, agency, statutory body or authority has not the power under any other law to undertake and carry out works of improvement to land.

4   Duties of undertakers of a scheme

   It shall be the duty of the undertakers of a scheme-

   (a)   to make such investigations and surveys and do such work as may be necessary for the preparation of, and to prepare and submit to the Minister, a provisional flood-water control scheme in relation to the relevant flood-water control area;

   (b)   to do all such acts or things as may be necessary to be done to give effect to any confirmed flood-water control scheme;

   (c)   to make such investigations, into any matter affecting or relating to the control of flood-water in the relevant flood-water control area as may be required by the Minister, and to make recommendations to the Minister concerning any such matter if required by the Minister so to do or if the undertakers of the scheme consider it expedient so to do.

PART II
Preparation, Confirmation and Modification of Schemes

5   Provisional flood-water control schemes

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