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Water Act, 1965.

Tipo de documento
1965 (2008)
Fuente original
Consolidated Acts of Samoa 2008.
Título completo
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to water conservation, supply, and use.
Palabra clave
Legislación básica Institución Abastecimiento de agua Instalaciones Derechos de agua Contaminación de las aguas dulces Producción de energía hidroeléctrica Cánon de aguas Infracciones/sanciones Control de la contaminación
Área geográphica
Asia y Pacifico, Oceania, Polinesia, Pequeños estados insulares en desarrollo, Pacífico Sur

All waterworks and water supply constructed prior to the coming into force of this Act shall be treated as if constructed under the relevant provisions of this Act and become subject thereto accordingly. The Right to use water to produce electricity is vested in the Government (sect. 5). The Head of State may purchase or take rights for purposes of generation of electricity or water supply under pursuant to section 6, whereas he/she may grant the right to use water from any river, stream, lake or pool for the purpose of generating electricity or for the purpose of supplying water for domestic, agricultural, pastoral, industrial or commercial uses under section 7. The Head of State may appoint Water Supply Committees under section 8. The Director or the Water Supply Committee of a community may prepare a scheme plan for the construction, extension or enlarging of a water supply for that community (sect. 13). Subject to the provisions of this Act and to any rights lawfully held as at the 12th day of April 1928, a Water Supply Committee may take water from any river, stream, lake or pool to the extent authorized by any grant under section 7 of this Act. Water Supply Committee may levy water rates pursuant to section 17. The Director of Works may construct waterworks in accordance with section 33. - Every person who throws or pours any pollutant, or suffers or allows any pollutant to fall or flow, into any water or watershed being a part of or taken or used for supplying water to any waterworks commits an offence. Minister may prohibit cutting of bush or cultivation (sect. 48). The Head of State may issue water supply regulations under section 55.

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Implementado por

North Upolo Supply Regulations, 1966.

Legislación | Samoa | 1966

Palabra clave: Abastecimiento de agua, Autorización/permiso, Inspección


Revocado por

Water Resources Management Act 2008.

Legislación | Samoa | 2008

Palabra clave: Contaminación marina, Legislación básica, Aguas superficiales, Aguas subterráneas, Institución, Abastecimiento de agua, Política/planificación, Derechos de agua, Contaminación de las aguas dulces, Cánon de aguas, Cuenca/área de captación/cuenca colectora, Principio de cautela, Perforación de pozos/pozos, Infracciones/sanciones, Control de la contaminación, Aguas continentales