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Water Resources Act 1978 (No. 22 of 1978).

Country/Territory
Lesotho
Document type
Legislation
Date
1978
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the use and control, the protection and conservation of water resources, and for connected purposes.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Authorization/permit Priorities Inland waters Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Water rights Institution Surface water Groundwater Water abstraction Well sinking/boreholes Servitude Water shortage/drought
Geographical area
Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries, Southern Africa
Abstract

This Act (13 articles) provides for the use and control, protection and conservation of water resources. The Act establishes a permit system, administered by the Water Officer, for all non-domestic water uses. It regulates servitudes, dispute settlement, the use of wells and boreholes, offences and penalties, and it prohibits pollution. It empowers the minister to make further regulations concerning, inter alia, user associations, protected areas, inspections and water administration areas.

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Water Resources Regulations 1980 (L. N. No. 22 of 1980).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1980

Keyword: Water supply, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Declaration of Water Emergency (L. N. No. 44 of 1980).

Legislation | Lesotho | 1980

Keyword: Water supply, Water shortage/drought

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Water Act, 2008 (No. 15 of 2008).

Legislation | Lesotho | 2008

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Court/tribunal, Policy/planning, Classification/declassification, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Groundwater, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Water conservation zone, Wetlands, Basin/catchment/watershed, Public water, Water rights, Servitude, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX