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National Water Supply and Drainage Board Law (No. 2 of 1974)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   National Water Supply and Drainage Board  
   3.	   The Board to be a body corporate  
   4.	   The objects of the Board  
   5.	   Constitution of the Board  
   6.	   Seal of the Board  
   7.	   Remuneration of members of the Board  
   8.	   Presidency of meetings  
   9.	   Quorum  
   10.	   Meetings of the Board  
   11.	   Head office of the Board  
   12.	   Minister's directions to the Board  
   13.	   Members of the Board deemed to be state officers  
   14.	   The Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act  
   15.	   Areas of authority of the Board  
   16.	   General duties of the Board in its areas of authority  
   17.	   Powers of the Board  
   18.	   Consultants  
   19.	   Power of the Board to supervise and control waterworks and sewerage works Installed for joint schemes,  
   20.	   Disputes arising from exercise of powers of Board under section 19  
   21.	   Board to undertake exclusively supply of water  
   22.	   Board to construct intakes, filters, tanks, aqueducts, and other works  
   23.	   Power of the Board to break up streets, &c., and enter private land  
   24.	   Board to lay or enlarge water main along private street  
   25.	   Right of water rate payers to free use of water from public stand-pipes for domestic purposes  
   26.	   "Domestic purposes", what not included in.  
   27.	   Power of General Manager to enter and examine premises  
   28.	   Penalty for suffering pipes, &c., to be out of repair  
   29.	   Power of General Manager to repair pipes, &c., and recover expenses  
   30.	   Misuse of water  
   31.	   Penalty for affixing pipe or apparatus to communication or other pipe without the consent of the General Manager  
   32.	   Penalty for supplying water to, or permitting it to be taken from supplied premises by, any other person  
   33.	   Penalty for taking or using water from reservoir, &c  
   34.	   Penalty for destroying or injuring works, &c. and wasting water  
   35.	   Power of General Manager to cut off water supply in certain cases  
   36.	   General Manager or his agents may enter any building or premises for cutting off water supply  
   37.	   Penalty for fouling water, &c,  
   38.	   Penalty for doing any act connected with any business by which the water in any stream, &c., belonging to the waterworks is fouled  
   39.	   Cost of the examination  
   40.	   Board to construct sewers, outfalls, treatment works and other works  
   41.	   Power of the Board to break up streets, &c., and enter private land  
   42.	   Power to affix to buildings, pipes for ventilation of sewers  
   43.	   Connection of private sewer with any public sewer without authority  
   44.	   Erection of building over public sewers  
   45.	   Construction, &c. of private sewers  
   46.	   Sewers in new buildings  
   47.	   Sewerage of premises within three hundred feet of sewer  
   48.	   Sewerage in combination  
   49.	   Right to carry sewers through land belonging to other persons  
   50.	   Right of owners to joint use of sewers  
   51.	   Maintenance and repair of sewer  
   52.	   Reconstruction of defective sewers and appliances  
   53.	   Sewers or appliances laid under streets  
   54.	   Entry to premises  
   55.	   New sewers not to be used without permission  
   56.	   Offences  
   57.	   Transfer to the Board of any Government water supply and sewerage undertakings  
   58.	   Voluntary transfer scheme  
   59.	   Compulsory transfer scheme  
   60.	   Direction for preparation of compulsory transfer scheme  
   61.	   Contents of transfer scheme  
   62.	   Powers of Board for the purposes of the preparation of a transfer scheme  
   63.	   Presentation of scheme to Minister for approval  
   64.	   Orders to give effect to transfer scheme  
   65.	   Reference of certain disputes to Minister  
   66.	   Procedure for taking possession of property for and on behalf of Board  
   67.	   Prevention of, or obstruction to, taking possession of property for and on behalf of Board  
   68.	   General Manager of the Board, his powers and duties and their delegation  
   69.	   Appointments to the staff of the Board  
   70.	   Retirement of state officers of the Department and their employment by the Board  
   71.	   Employment of personnel in case of transfer of water supply and sewerage undertakings of a local authority to the Board  
   72.	   Appointment of state officers and servants of local authorities other than those referred to in sections 70 and 71 to the staff of the Board  
   73.	   Service to the Board to be regarded as service to the Government for the purposes of contracts to serve the Government  
   74.	   Employment by Board of persons already in receipt of pensions  
   75.	   Interpretation  
   76.	   Members of the staff of the Board deemed to be state officers  
   77.	   Application of the provisions of the Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971  
   78.	   Financial year  
   79.	   Capital of the Board  
   80.	   Sri Lanka Water Supply and Sewerage Stock  
   81.	   Government guarantee  
   82.	   Minister of Finance to inform National State Assembly about guarantee  
   83.	   Reserve funds  
   84.	   Board to fix rates and charges  
   85.	   Power to fix different charges  
   86.	   Board to determine charges in cases of doubt  
   87.	   Recovery of water supply charge and sewerage charge  
   88.	   Discontinuance of supply to consumer neglecting to pay charges  
   89.	   Special provision relating to rates and charges payable by local authority  
   90.	   Regulations  
   91.	   Penalty for contravention of regulation  
   92.	   Acquisition of immovable property under the land Acquisition Act for the Board  
   93.	   Power of companies, &c, to enter into contracts with the Board  
   94.	   Protection for action taken tinder this Law or on the direction of the Board  
   95.	   No writ to issue against person or property of member of the Board  
   96.	   Special grant of lease of property belonging to the Republic to Board  
   97.	   Penalty for causing failure of water services of the Board  
   98.	   Power of Board to make rules under this Law  
   99.	   This Law to prevail over other written law  
   100.	   Interpretation  

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