WATER SUPPLY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Joint water supplies and transfer of undertakings by agreement

   4   Variation of limits of supply by agreement

   5   Supply by statutory water undertakers outside their limits of supply

   6   Reference of disputes to Minister

   7   This Act to prevail notwithstanding inconsistency

 

THE WATER SUPPLY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 6th March, 1958]

Law 17 of 1958.

Act 10 of 1963.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Water Supply Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "limits of supply" in relation to any water undertaking means the limits within which the undertakers are authorised to supply water under any law or regulations;

   "statutory water undertaker" means the National Water Commission established under the National Water Commission Act, the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, any Parish Council or any Committee authorised by any law or regulations to supply water.

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[10/1963 s 20.]

3   Joint water supplies and transfer of undertakings by agreement

   (1) The Minister may, on the application of the statutory water undertakers concerned, by order, provide for-

   (a)   the joint furnishing by two or more statutory water undertakers, by agreement, of a supply of water;

   (b)   the constitution, by agreement, of a joint committee of two or more statutory water undertakers for the purpose of exercising all or any of their functions relating to the supply of water;

   (c)   the transfer, by agreement, to a statutory water undertaker of the undertaking or part of the undertaking of any other statutory water undertaker.

   (2) Any order made under this section may contain such incidental, consequential and supplementary provisions as the Minister thinks necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, may provide for the transfer of property and liabilities, and for the modification or adaptation of any law in sq far as it applies to any of the statutory water undertakers.

4   Variation of limits of supply by agreement

   (1) The Minister, on the application of two or more statutory water undertakers, may by order provide for the variation by agreement of any common boundary between their respective limits of supply.

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