Delhi Water Board Act,1998
Delhi Water Board Act,1998
Delhi Act 4 of 1998
[2nd April, 1998]
An Act to provide for the establishment of a Board to discharge the functions of water supply, sewerage and sewage disposal and drainage within the National Capital Territory of Delhi and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of National Capital_ Territory of Delhi in the Forty Eight Year of the Republic of India as follows:
- Short title, extent and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the Delhi Water Board Act, 1998.
(2) It will extend to the entire area of the National Capital Territory of Delhi excluding area under New Delhi Municipal Council and Cantonment Area.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.
- Definitions.-In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,
(a) “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi;
(b) “Board” means the Delhi Water Board established under sub-section (1) of section 3 and includes any member, officer or employee of the Board to whom the Board may delegate its powers under section 22;
(c) “Cantonment area” means the area within the limits of Delhi Cantonment as defined by the notifications of Central Government under section 3 of Cantonment Act, 1924;
(d) “Central Ground Water Authority” means the Central Ground Water Authority constituted under section 3 (3) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986);
(e) “charges” includes any rates, tariff, duty, cess, deposits, rentals, surcharge, development charges or any other charges levied by the Board or payable to it;
(f) “Delhi” means the National Capital Territory of Delhi;
(g) “Delhi Cantonment Board” means the body corporate having perpetual succession and common seal as incorporated under sections 10 and 11 of the Cantonment Act, 1924 (Central Act 2 of 1924);
(h) “Delhi Development Authority” means the Delhi Development Authority established under section 3 of the Delhi Development Authority Act, 1957 (Central Act 61 of 1957) and includes any successor body thereto;
(i) “Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking” means the undertaking of that name established under the provisions of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 (Central Act 66 of 1957) and includes any successor body thereto;
(j) “departmental charges” means the charges fixed by the Board for defraying its establishment and overhead costs in respect of any work;
(k) “development” means the carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on, over or under land or the making of any material change in any building or land and includes redevelopment;
(l) “development charges” means charges to defray the cost incurred by the Board in initially providing any service to any premises or group of premises or for augmenting such service and includes departmental charges;
(m) “drain” includes a sewer, a house drain, or a drain of any other description, a tunnel, a culvert, a ditch, a channel or any other device for carrying of sewage, offencive matter, polluted water, waste water, but not designed to carry rain water or subsoil water;
(n) “fittings” includes any pipe, taps, cocks, valves, ferrules, meters, cisterns, baths and other similar apparatus used in connection with the supply and use of water or for the carrying of, collection, treatment or disposal of sewage;
(o) “Government” means, the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi;
(p) “industrial effluent” means effluent which is not sewage and includes environmental pollutants in the form of solid, liquid or gaseous substances present in such concentration as may be injurious to the environment, to human beings, or other living creatures, including plants or micro-organisms or to property;
(q) “Legislative Assembly” means the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi;
(r) “licensed plumber” means a plumber who has been temporarily permitted to operate as licensed plumber in any area of the Board or by any erstwhile body substituted by the Board and will include a licensed plumber who will be licensed by the Board in accordance with the regulations made in this regard;
(s) “local authority” includes the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, the Delhi Development Authority, the Delhi Cantonment Board, or any succession body to any of them and any other statutory authority performing municipal functions;
(t) “main” means a pipe laid by the Board for the purpose of giving a general supply of water as distinct from a supply to individual consumers and includes any apparatus used in connection with such a pipe upto the ferrule;
(u) “Military Engineering Services” means an organisation dedicated to provide infrastructural support to the Defence Services and other users under the Ministry of Defence;
(v) “Municipal Corporation” means the Municipal Corporation of Delhi established under section 3 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 (Central Act 66 of 1957) and includes any successor body or bodies thereto;
(w) “municipal drain” means any drain under the control or formerly under the control of a local authority:
(x) “New Delhi Municipal Council” means the New Delhi Municipal Council established under the New Delhi Municipal Act, 1994 (Central Act 44 of 1994) and includes any successor body or bodies thereto;
(y) “occupier” in relation to any premises includes
(i) any person who for the time being is paying or is liable to pay to the owner the rent or any portion of the rent of the premises in respect of which such rent is paid or is payable;
(ii) an owner in occupation of, or otherwise using, such land or building;
(iii) a rent free tenant of such land or building; (iv) a licensee in occupation; and
(v) any person who is liable to pay to the owner damages for the use and occupation of such land or building;
(z) “owner” means a person who for the time being is receiving, or is entitled to receive, the rent of any land or building whether on his own account or on account of himself and other or as an agent, trustee, guardian or receiver for any other person or who should so receive the rent or be entitled to receive it if the land or building or part thereof were let to a tenant and also includes
(i) the Custodian of Evacuee Property in respect of evacuee property vested in him under the Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950 (Central Act 31 of 1950).
(ii) the Director of Estates in the Central Government, the Secretary of the Delhi Development Authority, constituted under the Delhi Development Act, 1957 (Central Act 61 of 1957), the General Manager of a Railway and the Head of a Government department, in regard to properties under their respective control;
(aa) “premises” means any land or building or part of a building and includes
(i) the garden, grounds and out-houses, if any, appertaining to a building or part of a building; and
(ii) any fittings affixed to a building or part of building;
(ab) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules, framed by the Government under section 108;
(ac) “Railway administration”, in relation to
(i) A Government Railway means the General manager of a Zonal Railway; and
(ii) A non-Government Railway means the person who is the owner or lessee of the Railway or the person working for the Railway under an agreement;
(ad) “regulation” means regulation made by the Board under section 109; (ae) “reside”
(i) a person shall be deemed to “reside” in any dwelling house which or some portion of which he sometimes, whether uninterruptedly or not, uses as a sleeping apartment; and
(ii) a person shall not be deemed to cease to “reside” in such dwelling house merely because he is absent from it or has elsewhere another dwelling house in which he resides, if there is the liberty of returning to it any time and no abandonment of the intention of returning to it;
(af) “rule” means a rule made by the Government under this Act by notification in the Official Gazette;
(ag) “sewage” means night-soil and other contents of water closets, latrines, privies, cess pools or drains, and waste water or other normal effluent from shafts, kitchens, bathrooms, stables, cattle sheds and other like places but excludes cow-dung;
(ah) “sewer” means any device for carrying of sewage;
(ai) “sewerage” means a system of sewers for collection, treatment or disposal of sewage and includes sewerage work;
(aj) “sewerage work” means any sewer channel, duct, collection, treatment and disposal unit, pumping station engine, mobile collecting unit and other machinery and any adjacent land not being private property and any land, building or other thing for the collection or treatment or disposal of sewage;
(ak) “street” means any way, road, lane, square, court, alley, passage, whether a thoroughfare or not and whether built upon or not, over which the public have a right of way and also the roadway or footway over any bridge or causeway;
(al) “telegraph authority” means the authority as defined under section 3 (6) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of 1885);
(am) “telegraph line” means a wire or wires for the purpose of a telegraph as defined in the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of 1885);
(an) “trunk main” means a main constructed for the purpose of _ conveying water from a source of supply to a reservoir or from a rreservoir to another reservoir or for the purpose of conveying water, in bulk from one part of the limits of supply to another part of those limits or for the purpose of giving or taking a supply of water in bulk;
(ao) “water works” means any source of water supply like a stream, lake, spring, river, or canal, well, reservoir, cistern and tank, dug well, bore well, dug-cum-bore well, tubewell, ranny well, filter points and infiltration galleries, any channel, duct, whether converted or open, desalination plants, treatment units, sluice or supply main, culvert, bridge, engine, water tank, hydrant, stand pipe or post, conduit and machinery and any adjacent land not being private property and any land, building or other thing for supplying water or for protecting a source of water supply and pipe or for treatment of water.
Constitution Of Delhi Water Board
- Constitution of the Board.-(1) The Government shall, as soon as may be after the issue of the notification under sub-section (3) of section 1, constitute the Delhi Water Board by notification in the official gazette.
(2) The Board shall consist of
(i) A Chairperson who shall be the Minister Incharge of the subject matter of the Government and a Vice Chairperson to be nominated by Speaker from amongst members as per clause 2 (iii).
(ii) A Chief Executive Officer to be nominated by the Government who shall be an officer drawing pay in the scale not less than that of a Joint Secretary to the Government of India.
(iii) Three members of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi to be nominated by the Speaker.
(iv) Two members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to be nominated by the Mayor.
(v) The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, ex-officio. (vi) The Chairperson of the New Delhi Municipal Council, ex-officio. (vii) A member (Water Supply) to be nominated by Government who shall be an engineer, drawing pay in the scale not less than that of a Joint Secretary to the Government of India, having specialised knowledge and experience in the matters relating to water supply.
(viii) A member (Drainage) to be nominated by Government who shall be an engineer, drawing pay in the scale not less than that of a joint Secretary to the Government of India, having specialised knowledge and experience in the matters relating to drainage.
(ix) A member (Finance) to be nominated by Government drawing pay in the scale not less than that of a Joint Secretary to the Government of India having specialised knowledge and practical experience of accounting and financial matters.
(x) A member (Administration) to be nominated by Government drawing pay in the scale not less than that of a joint Secretary to the Government of India, having specialised knowledge and practical experience of personnel and administrative matters.
(xi) Secretary Incharge of the Department of the Government dealing with the Board, ex-officio.
(xii) A representative of the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment, Government of India who shall not be below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India, to be nominated by the Central Government.
(xiii) One representative of the Delhi Cantonment Board, preferably an elected representative of the Delhi Cantonment Board, to be nominated by its President.
(xiv) A representative of the Central Ground Water Authority who shall not be below the rank of a Chief Engineer, to be nominated by the Central Government.
(3) Members nominated under clauses (ii), (vii), (viii), (ix) and (x) of sub-section (2) shall be entitled to receive from the funds of the Board such salaries and allowances, and shall be governed by such conditions of service, as may be prescribed.
(4) Except in the case of ex-officio members and members nominated under clauses (iii), (iv) and (xiii) of sub-section (2), the members of the Board shall hold office at the pleasure of the Government.
(5) The members of the Board nominated under clauses (iii), (iv) and (xiii) of sub-section (2) shall not hold office for a continuous period for more than two years and shall cease to hold office whenever they cease to be members of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi or members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi or of the Delhi Cantonment Board, as the case may be.
(6) No decision taken by the Board or under the authority of the Board shall be called into question on the ground only of the existence of any vacancy among the members of the Board or of any defect or infirmity in the constitution of the Board.
- (1) In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and in the absence of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, the Chief Executive Officer shall be competent to carry out the duties and functions of the Chairperson.
(2) If the Chief Executive Office of the Board is by reason of illness or otherwise rendered temporarily incapable of carrying out his duties, or is granted leave of absence by the Government, or is otherwise unable to attend to his duties, in circumstances except the cessation of his membership, the Government may appoint another person to act for him as the Chief Executive Officer to carry out his duties and functions by or under this Act. Such person shall vacate office on the date when the Chief Executive Officer resumes his duties.
- Non-participation of a member if he holds interest in any firm, etc.– (1) If the Board has entered into or is considering entering into any contract or agreement with any firm or company in which a member holds any share or interest, he shall disclose the fact and nature of such interest and he shall not be entitled to participate in any decision of the Board relating to such contract or agreement.
(2) Every disclosure referred to in sub-section (1) shall forthwith be recorded in the minutes and communicated to the Government, and the Government may thereupon give such direction as it may deem proper.
- Incorporation of the Board.-(1) The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and the power to acquire and to hold property, both movable and immovable, and may sue and be sued.
(2) All orders and decisions of the Board shall be authenticated in such manner as may be provided in the regulations.
- Appointment of staff.-The Board may appoint a Secretary and all such officers as may be required to enable the Board to carry out its functions under this Act:
Provided that the Government may prescribe that appointment to certain posts shall be subject to its approval.
- Water Consultative Council.-(1) The Government may constitute a Water Consultative Council.
(2) The functions of the water consultative Council shall be
(i) to advise the Board on policy matters and formulation of annual and five year plans;
(ii) to give expert advice on administrative, financial and technical matters;
(iii) to advise the Board on matters pertaining to the interests of consumers and issues affecting the environment;
(iv) to advise the Board on any other matter regarding which the Board seeks its advice.
(3) The Chairperson of the Board shall be the Chairperson of the Water Consultative Council and its members shall be as follows
(i) all members of the Board, ex-officio;
(ii) two members of the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi to be nominated-by the Speaker;
(iii) two members of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to be nominated by the Mayor;
(iv) one expert in environmental and ecological matters to be nominated by the Government;
(v) two experts in water management to be nominated by the Government;
(vi) two persons representing consumer interests to be nominated by the Government;
(vii) one member representing the employees to be nominated by the Government;
(viii) one member from the New Delhi Municipal Council out of the non-official members.
Power And Functions Of The Board
- Functions of the Board.-(1) Without prejudice to any other provisions of this Act, the Board may perform the following functions:
(a) Treat, supply and distribute water for household consumption or other purposes to those parts of Delhi where, there are houses, whether through pipes or by other means:
Provided that this clause shall not be construed to require the Board to do anything which is not in the opinion of the Board practicable at a reasonable cost, or to provide water supply to any premises which have been constructed in contravention of any law or in which adequate arrangement for internal water supply, including internal storage, as may be required by the Board, does not exist;
(b) Plan for, regulate and manage the exploitation of ground water in Delhi in consultation with Central Ground Water Authority and also give advice in this regard to the New Delhi Municipal Council, the Delhi Cantonment Board or any other local authority.
Provided that the Board shall not licence and levy user charges for exploitation of ground water in any area for the time being falling within the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council, the Delhi Cantonment Board or any other local authority, except with the prior approval of the Central Government.
(c) Promote measures for conservation, recycling and reuse of water.
(d) If so directed by the Government or the Central Government take over and carry out any functions relating to the management and regulation of sewerage and ground water or the drains of any area, hitherto being carried out by the Government, the Delhi Development Authority or any other agency:
Provided that the Board shall, as far as may be, take over the management of all drains fed wholly or in part by drains under the management of the Board.
(e) Collect, treat and dispose of sewerage from any part of Delhi and carry out works connected with sewerage, sewage treatment and sewage disposal, including the planning design, construction, operation and maintenance of work relating thereto:
Provided that, unless otherwise directed by the Central Government, the Board shall collector sewage only in bulk from the areas falling within the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services.
(f) Take up or promote any other measure necessary for or ancillary to the functions of the Board laid down under this Act, including negotiation with other Boards or similar authorities, or the Central or any State Government, and entering into agreements with them or the formulation and implementation of scheme, oe research and development works.
(g) Make provision for unfiltered water supply.
(2) The Board may, with the prior approval of the Government, entrust any of the tasks and functions referred to in this section to a local body, limited company, registered society, research institute or Government Undertaking, including provision for private investment in any works thereof including ownership of the facility, on such terms and conditions as may be approved by the Board.
- Water supplied for domestic purpose not to be used for non-domestic purposes.-(1) No person shall, without written permission of the Board, use or allow use of water supplied for domestic purpose for any purposes, other than domestic purposes, except to extinguish a fire.
(2) No person shall wilfully pollute water in or obtained from any well, tank, water works or other source of supply being water which is or is likely to be used for domestic purpose or for the preparation of food or drink for human consumption, so as to be prejudicial to health.
- Supply of water for domestic purposes not to include any supplies for specified purposes.-The supply of water for domestic purpose shall not be deemed to include supply thereof
(a) for animals or for washing vehicles, where such animals or vehicles are kept for sale or hire;
(b) for any trade, manufacture or business;
(c) for fountains, swimming, baths or any ornamental or mechanical purposes;
(d) for gardens or for purposes of irrigation of for watering streets;
(e) for any construction work of any kind.
- Power to supply water for non-domestic purposes.– The Board may, in its discretion subject to sufficient availability of water, supply water to any person or organisation including industrial establishment for non-domestic purpose or other public purposes, on such terms and conditions, including payment of such charges, as may be specified by regulations:
Provided that the Board shall allow all persons to take water for extinguishing fires only from any pipe on which a hydrant is fixed, without any payment.
- Power to require water supply to be taken and power not to allow occupation of a new premises without arrangement for water supply.-(1) It shall not be lawful to construct or occupy any premises without adequate arrangements for water supply in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf.
(2) If it appears to the Board that any premises in Delhi are without supply of water for domestic purposes or that the existing supply of water for domestic purposes available for the persons usually occupying or employed in such premises, is inadequate or objectionable for reasons of health and sanitation, the Board may, by notice in writing require the owner of the premises or the person primarily liable for the payment of property taxes in respect of them
(a) to take a connection adequate for the persons occupying or employed in the premises, or to take such additional or enlarged connection or connections from the water works;
(b) to provide supply pipes and water fittings, install and work a pump and do all such works and take all such measures as may, in the opinion of the Board, be necessary for the above purposes.
(3) The Board may in the notice issued under sub-section (2) specify
(a) the size material and quality of the pipes and water fittings to be provided;
(d) the position of the pipes and water fittings to be provided and the means of access for the inspection thereof;
(c) the type of pump that should be installed and the hours during which it should be kept working;
(d) the period within which any or all the works specified in the notice should be carried out;
(e) any other requirement which the Board may deem necessary.
- Power to lay mains, sewers, pipes or drains.-(1) The Board may lay water mains, sewers, or service pipes, or drains of any type if any street or, with the consent of the owner and occupier of land not forming part of the street, in, over or on any such land and may from time to time inspect, repair, alter or renew such main, pipe, sewer or drain wherever situated:
Provided that where a consent required for the purpose of this sub-section is withheld, the Board may, after giving the owner or occupier a written notice of its intention to do so, lay the main pipe, sewer or drain in, over or on that land even without such consent.
(2) Where the Board, in exercise of its powers under this section, lays or inspects, repairs, alters-or renews a water main, service pipe, sewer or drain, it shall pay compensation to every person interested in such land for any damage or injury done to such land by reasons thereof.
(3) The compensation payable under sub-section (2) shall be such as may be fixed by the Board in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed and after considering any claims made by any person interested in such land.
- Power to require water supply to be taken and to require maintenance of service pipe.-The Board may require any person, who desires the supply of water for domestic or any other purpose, to comply with such requirements as may be specified in requirements made in this behalf including the provisions of any supply pipes or any tanks, pumps or other pipes or fittings, as may be required by the Board, or deposit of the cost of so doing, and the payment of any amount required by way of development charges.
(2) After obtaining the sanction of water connection from the Board the delivery pipe shall be got laid by consumer through a licensed plumber at his own cost from the main to consumer’s premises including ferrule.
(3) It shall be the duty of the consumer to maintain, repair and replace, if required, such delivery pipe at his own cost.
(4) All service pipes laid for a period of 15 years or more shall be got inspected by the consumer, at his own cost, through a licensed plumber. If the service pipes are found rusted/leaking, and this is likely to result in contamination of water, the work of repair/ replacement shall be got executed by the consumer, at his own cost, through a licensed plumber.
(5) It shall be the responsibility of the Developing Agency carrying out, any construction, including multi-storeyed construction or additions to existing construction, to ensure provision of water supply through storage tanks, either underground or overhead, and booster pumping stations. The construction shall be the responsibility of the Developing Agency and the maintenance and operation of the arrangements shall be the responsibility of the occupant of such premises. The Board shall be responsible for giving water in the mains feeding the service pipe. The construction, arrangements shall be done with the prior permission of the Board and on such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Board.
- Provision of fire hydrants.-The Board shall, on payment by the agency responsible for fire services, fix hydrants on water mains (other than trunk mains) at such places as may be convenient for supply of water for extinguishing any fire which may break out and shall keep these in order:
Provided that the Board shall allow water to be taken for extinguishing fires from any pipe on which a hydrant is fixed, by the agency responsible for fire services, without any payment.
- Power of Board to provide meters.-(1) The Board may provide water meters to measure the consumption of water by any person using water supply by the Board and, until the contrary is proved, it shall be presumed that the quantity of water shown by the meter has been consumed:
Provided that the Board may in its discretion permit a consumer to use his own water meter.
(2) The use, installation fees and rent to be paid for such use, maintenance and testing of meters shall be in accordance with regulations framed under his Act.
- Power to cut off or turn off water supply.-The Board may, subject to regulations made in this behalf, cut off or turn off water supply to any premises or part thereof and the expense of cutting or turning off the water supply shall be paid by the occupier of the premises.
- Prohibition of waste or misuse of water or installation of booster pumps.-(1) No person shall wilfully or negligently cause or suffer any water fittings to be so constructed or so adopted or to remain out of order in such a manner, that the water supplied to him by the Board is, or is likely to be wasted, misused or unduly consumed or contaminated, or that foul air, or any impure matter is or is likely to be returned to any pipe belonging to, or connecting with a pipe belonging to the Board.
(2) The Board may without prejudice to its right to proceed against such person under any other provision of law, require any person infringing the provisions of sub-section (1) to carry out any necessary repairs or alterations and, if he fails to do so within forty eight hours, may carry out the work and recover the cost incurred in so doing from such person.
(3) No person shall install a booster pump or any other appliance without the permission of the Board on any water main or service pipe or shall pump water supplied by the Board otherwise than in accordance with such conditions as may be specified by regulations made in this behalf.
- Power to enter premises to detect waste or misuse of water and to restrict use of water from polluted source of supply.-(1) Any officer, authorised in writing by the Board may, between sunrise and sunset, enter any premises using water supplied by the board in order to check if there is any misuse of water and no person shall refuse entry to such officer or obstruct him.
(2) If the Board is of the opinion that the water of any well, tank, or other source of supply, being water which is likely to be used for domestic purpose or for the preparation of food for human consumption, is or is likely to be so polluted as to be prejudicial to health, the Board may, after giving the owner or occupier of the premises a reasonable opportunity of being heard, by order, direct that the source of supply be permanently or temporarily cut off or may impose restrictions upon the use of such water.
(3) No person shall construct any latrine or cesspool within ten metres of any well, tank, water pipe or in any position where such well, tank or pipe is likely to be injured or the water therein polluted.
(4) No person shall sink any well, tubewell or hand pump except in accordance with such conditions as may be laid down by regulations in this behalf having regard especially to the proximity of any sewer or storm water drain or of any polluted water and the Board may further require, in accordance with the regulations made in this behalf, that its permission should be obtained.
- Power to require every premises to have separate water connection and service pipe.-Unless otherwise permitted by Board every premises supplied with water shall have a separate water connection.
(2) If, in respect of any premises already supplied with water but not having a separate service pipe, the Board gives notice to the owner of the premises requiring him to provide such a pipe, the owner shall, within three months, lay the said pipe and the Board shall, as soon as may be after the owner has done so, give the connection to the said pipe from its own supply line.
(3) If an owner on whom a notice has been served under sub-section (2) fails to comply therewith the Board may itself execute the said work and recover the cost incurred.
- Power of the Board to delegate its power to an officer of the Board.-The Board may by order direct that any power conferred or duly imposed on it under this Act shall, in such circumstances and under such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the order, be exercised and performed also by any officer of the Board, as specified in the order.
- Power to restrict or prohibit use of water.-When Delhi or any part thereof is visited or threatened by an out-break of disease and the Board considers it necessary to do so, the Board may
(a) by public notice, restrict in any manner or prohibit for any period, as may be specified in the notice, the sale of water for human consumption as specified in the notice;
(b) without notice and at any time inspect and disinfect any well, tank, public hydrant or other place from which water is or is likely to be taken for the purpose of drinking.
- Power to control use of water from wells, tanks, public hydrants etc.-If the Board is of the opinion that water in any well, tank or other place, is likely if used for drinking to endanger or cause spread of any diseases, the Board may
(a) require the owner or person having control of such well, tank, hydrant or place to take such steps as the Board may consider necessary to prevent the public from having access to or use of such water;
(b) take such other steps as the board may consider expedient to prevent the out-break of such diseases.
- Power of owner of premises to place pipes and drains through land belonging to other persons.-(1) If it appears to the Board that the most convenient means of supply water to and draining of any premises is by means of a pipe or drain over, under, along or across the immovable property of another person, the Board may, by order in writing, authorise the owner of such premises to place or carry such pipe or drain over, under, along or across such property:
Provided that before making any such order, the Board shall in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf, give to the owner of the property affected a reasonable opportunity to show cause why the order should not be made:
Provided further that the owner of the premises shall not require any right other than a right of use in the property where any such pipe or drain is placed. (2) After an order under sub-section (1) has been made, the owner of the premises may, after giving reasonable notice of his intention to do so, enter upon the property referred to in such order to carry out the work of placing the pipe or drain or for the purpose of repairing it.
(3) The owner of the premises shall cause as little damage as possible to the said property fill in, reinstate and make good at his own cost any ground broken up or removed by him and shall complete the work with the least possible delay and shall pay compensation to the owner of the property or other persons affected.
(4) If on the application of the owner of the property, it is necessary in the opinion of the Board to do so, in order to allow for the construction or safe enjoyment of any building, the Board may by notice in writing require the owner of the premises to relocate or divert any pipe or drain laid under the provisions of this section at the cost of the owner of such property, which shall be fixed by the Board.
(5) In case of dispute between the owner of the premises and the owner of the property, respectively referred to in this section, or between the owner of the premises and any other person, either may refer the matter to the Board whose decision, after giving due opportunity to the parties, shall be final.
- Power to execute works.-When, under the provisions of this Act, any person is required or is liable to execute any work the Board may cause such work to be executed after giving such person an opportunity of executing it, within such period as the Board may fix for the purpose, and the Board shall recover the cost incurred in the execution of such work, from the said person, in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this regard.
- Power to erect ventilating shaft.-For the purpose of ventilating any drain or cesspool, whether vested in the Board or not, the Board may in accordance with regulations made in this behalf, erect upon any premises or affix to the outside of any building any such shaft or pipe as may appear necessary.
- Power to examine private drains and cess pools.-Where it appears necessary to do so, private drains and cess pools having regard to public health and sanitation, the Board may examine the condition of any private drain or cess pool, by means of such tests as the Board may deem fit, or take such measure in respect of such drain or cess pool as the Board may deem necessary:
Provided that the Board shall, as soon as possible thereafter, reinstate any ground or make good any damage done.
- Specifying of places for the emptying of drains and disposal of sewage.-(1) The Board may cause any or all drains to empty into and all sewage to be disposed off at such place or places as it considers suitable, subject to the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1987:
Provided that no sewage shall be discharged into any water course until it has been so treated as not to affect prejudicially the purity and quality of the water into which it is discharged.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) the Board may permit disposal of sewerage for the time being in such place or places and in such manner as existed at the time of commencement of the Act.
(3) No place which has not been used for any of the purposes specified in sub-section (1) before the commencement of this Act shall be used therefor without the approval of the Board.
- Rights of user of property for aquaducts mains, drains etc.-(1) The Board may place and maintain aquaducts, conduits and mains of pipes or drains over, under, along or across any immovable property without acquiring the same, and may at any time for the purpose of examining, repairing, altering or removing any such facility, enter on any property over, under along or across which such facility has been placed:
Provided that the Board shall not acquire any right other than the right of user in the property where such conveniences have been placed.
(2) The powers conferred by sub-section (1) shall not be exercisable in respect of any property vested in the Union or under the control or management of the Central Government or Railway administration or vested in any local authority except with the specific permission of the said body in accordance with any bye-laws made in this behalf:
Provided that the Board may, without such permission repair, renew or amend any existing works if it is urgently required to maintain uninterrupted supply of water, drainage or disposal of sewage or if delay would be dangerous to health, human life or property.
(3) In exercise of the power conferred by this section, the Board shall cause as little damage and inconvenience as possible and shall compensate for any damage or inconvenience so caused, as determined by the Board.
Drainage and Sewerage
- Public drains to vest in the Board.-(1) All drains which are municipal drains under the control of the Delhi Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Undertaking constituted under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 existing at the commencement of this Act, together with all ventilations, shafts, pipes and all appliances and fittings pertaining to such drains, and the sub-soil appurtenant thereto, shall vest in the Board.
(2) The Board may construct as many new drains as it may, from time to time, consider necessary, and all such drains shall vest in the Board.
- Permission to connect private drain with public drain.-Subject so such conditions as may be laid down by regulations made in this behalf, and to payment of any consequential expenditure incurred by the Board, as assessed by the Board, the Board may allow the connection of any private drain to any public drain under its control:
Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall entitle any person
(a) to discharge any industrial effluent into any public drain except in accordance with regulations made in this behalf, which may include provision for treatment of such efficient before its discharge into such drain; or
(b) to discharge into the drain any substance the discharge of which is prohibited under any law; or
(c) to discharge foul water into a drain provided for surface water or surface water into a sewer unless expressly permitted by the Board is a purely temporary measure.
- Drainage of undrained premises.-(1) Where any premises are, in the opinion of the Board, without sufficient means of drainage, the Board may, by written notice, require the owner of such premises
(a) to provide and set up all such appliances and fittings as may appear to the Board to be necessary for the purposes of gathering and receiving polluting and other obnoxious matter and conveying it from the premises;
(b) to provide and set up all such appliances and fittings as may appear to the Board to be necessary to prevent waste water from being discharged into the street.
(2) Where a public drain or any place approved by the Board for the discharge of filth and other polluted and obnoxious matter is situated at a distance not exceeding 30 mts. from any part of the premises, the Board may, by written notice, require the owner of the said premises
(a) to make a drain emptying into such public drain or place;
(b) to remove, cover, augment, replace or re-model any existing drain emptying into such public drain or place, or other appliance or thing used or intended to be used for drainage in relation to such existing drain, if such existing drain or appliance or thing is inadequate, insufficient, faulty or injurious to health.
(3) Where any premises not provided for in sub-section (2) are, in the opinion of the Board, without sufficient means of drainage, the Board may, by written notice, require the owner of the premises
(a) to construct a drain upto the point to be prescribed in such notice, which is not more than 30 mtrs. from any part of the premises; or (b) to construct a closed cesspool or soakage pit and drain or drains emptying into such cesspool or soakage pit.
(4) The provisions of this section shall not apply to areas falling within the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Municipal Council or the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services.
- New premises not to be ettrected/occupied without drainage.-(1) It shall not be lawful to construct or occupy any premises without adequate provision for drainage in accordance with such regulations as may be made in this behalf.
(2) The Board may, if it appears expedient to do so, provide for any group or block of premises, to be drained in combination rather than separately.
- Work to be done by licensed plumber.-(1) No person other than a licensed plumber shall execute any work connected with water supply and sanitation described in this Act and no person shall permit any such work to be executed except by a licensed plumber:
Provided that if, in the opinion of the Board, the work is of a trivial nature, it may grant permission for the execution of such work by a person other than a licensed plumber.
(2) The Board may make regulations for the guidance of licensed plumbers and a copy of all such regulations shall be attached to every licence granted to a plumber.
(3) The Board shall make regulations for
(a) the exercise of adequate control on all licensed plumbers;
(b) the inspection of all works carried out by licensed plumbers; and (c) the hearing and disposal of complaints made by the owners or occupiers of premises with regard to the quality of work done, material used, delay in execution of work, or the charges made, by a licensed plumber.
(4) If any licensed plumber contravenes any of the provisions of this section or of any regulations or executes carelessly or negligently any work or makes use of bad material, appliances or fittings, the Board may suspend or cancel his licence, whether he is prosecuted or not.
(5) Every person who employs a licensed plumber to execute any work, shall when so required, furnish to the Board the name of such plumber.
(6) When any work is executed except in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1), such work shall be liable to be dismantled at the discretion of the Board without prejudice to the right of the Board to prosecute under this Act the person at whose instance such work has been executed.
Special Provisions Relating To New Delhi Municipal Council And Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services
- Bulk water supply to New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services.-The Board shall be bound to supply to the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board,
Military Engineering Service, at the place or places at which immediately before the commencement of this Act, the Delhi Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Undertaking constituted under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 used to supply to that Council or that Military Engineering Services, or at such place or places as may be agreed upon, water in bulk up to the quantity demanded by the said Council or Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services, subject to the availability of supply as determined by the Board:
Provided that the quantity of water supplied to the New Delhi Municipal Council and Cantonment area, shall not, except with the previous permission of the Central Government, be less than the quantity supplied immediately before the commencement of this Act.
- New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services to pay actual cost of water supplied(1).– The New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services shall pay the actual cost of water supplied to them at the rate calculated in the manner given herein.
(2) The final issue rate shall be calculated for each year, after the accounts of the year have been closed, by totalling the total amount of expenditure incurred by the Board during the year divided by the number of thousand litres of water supplied by the Board during that year, to itself and to the New Delhi Municipal Council and to the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services.
(3) For the purpose of sub-section (2), the Board shall take into account such items of expenditure as may be prescribed.
- Provisional collecting rate.-(1) Pending calculation of final issue rate for any year, payments of water supplied during that year to the New Delhi Municipal Council or the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services shall be made provisionally at an estimated rate (hereinafter called “collecting rate”).
(2) The collecting rate shall be calculated at the time of framing of the budget estimates for the year by dividing the sum of the amount of the estimated expenditure of the Board, in that year and of an addition of five per cent. of that amount, by the number of thousands of litres of water estimated as likely to be supplied during that year.
(3) The decision of the Board, regarding the supply of water estimated for the purposes of ascertaining the collecting rate, shall be final.
(4) The New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services shall pay, on demand, after the close of each quarter of each year the cost of the water supplied to them in that quarter, calculated at the collecting rate.
(5) The Board may, with the consent of the New Delhi Municipal Council or the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services and in accordance with any order issued by the Government, arrange for advance payment by each such authority of the cost of the such quantities of water as are likely to be supplied to each of them, in each quarter.
- Final settlement of accounts.-If the final issue rate for any year differs from the collecting rate determined for that year, the difference shall be recovered or adjusted, as the case may be, with the billing of New Delhi Municipal Council or with the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services, provided that such recovery or adjustment as the case may be shall be done as far as possible within the same financial year.
- Fixing of metres(1).– For the purpose of measuring and recording the amount of water supplied to the New Delhi Municipal Council or to the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services, the Board shall affix metres.
(2) The use, installation fees and rent to be paid for such use, maintenance and testing of metres shall be in accordance with regulations framed under this Act.
(3) It shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the quantity of water supplied is the quantity indicated by the meter affixed.
- Testing of Meters.-(1) If the New Delhi Municipal Council of the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services desires to have any meter tested it may make an application in this behalf accompanied by such fee as may be prescribed, to the Board and the Board shall forthwith cause the meter to be tested, giving due notice of the time and place of such testing.
(2) If the meter is found to be faulty, the Board shall repair or replace it and refund the sum, if any, as determined by the Board to have been paid in excess by reason of the meter being faulty.
- Disposal of sewage of the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services in bulk.-(1) The Board shall be bound to receive in bulk all sewage from the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services and to dispose of such sewage:
Provided that the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services shall not execute any major work calculated to increase the normal discharge of sewage without permission of the Board.
(2) The sewage received in pursuance of the provision of sub-section (1) shall be the property of the Board and any income derived therefrom shall belong to the Board.
(3) In case of disagreement between the Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council or the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering, Services with regard to the execution of any work or the doing of any thing, the matter shall be referred to the Central Government, whose decision shall be binding.
- New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services to pay cost of disposal of sewage.-(1) The total net cost of the disposal of all sewage shall be borne by the Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services in such proportion as the Board may, from time to time determine.
(2) To determine the total net cost of disposal of all sewage, the Board shall take into account such items of expenditure incurred by it as may be prescribed by the regulations made in this behalf.
- Manner of payment by New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services.-(1) The estimated cost of the disposal of sewage increased by five per cent. shall be payable on demand by the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services after the close of each quarter of each year, in accordance with the properties determined under section 43.
(2) If the sum paid by the New Delhi Municipal Council or Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services in any year, exceeds or is less than the sum payable by it on the basis of actual cost determined, the payment to be made by that body shall be adjusted in the following year.
- Disputes as to the liability for payment to or by the Board.-In case of any dispute between the Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council or, as the case may be, the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services as to the liability of the said Council or Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services to pay any sum demanded by the Board or as to the right of the said Council or the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services to any refund, the matter in dispute shall be referred to the Central Government, whose decision thereon shall be final:
Provided that pending the settlement of such dispute, the payment shall be made to the Board by the New Delhi Municipal Council or, as the case may be, the Delhi Cantonment Board, Military Engineering Services as demanded by the Board.
Transfer Of Assets, Liabilities And Services Relating To Water Supply And Sewerage To The Board
- Transfer of assets, liabilities and services.-(1) From such date the Government may appoint by notification in the Official Gazette
(a) The water supply and sewage disposal account of the Municipal Fund constituted under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 and all properties, assets and liabilities under the control of the Delhi Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Undertaking immediately before such date shall vest in the Board;
(b) All properties, assets and liabilities relating to sewerage under the control of the Municipal Corporation immediately before such date, shall vest in the Board;
(c) All officers and employees of the Delhi Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Undertaking and all such employees of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi who are engaged mainly in connection with water supply or sewerage disposal shall become employees of the Board with such designation and discharging such functions as the Board may determine and they shall hold office for the same tenure, and at the same remuneration and on the same terms and conditions, as they would have held if the Board, had not been established and shall continue to do so until such tenure and remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the Board:
Provided that the tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions of service of any such officer or employee shall not be altered to his disadvantage without the previous approval of the Government:
Provided further that any services rendered by any such officer or employee before the establishment of the Board shall be deemed to be services rendered under the Board:
Provided also that the Board may employ any such officer or other employee in the discharge of such functions under this Act as the Board may think proper and every such officer or other employee shall discharge those function accordingly;
(d) Every employee whose services are transferred under clause (c) of sub-section (1) and who is in lawful occupation of any residential accommodation allotted to him by virtue of his employment, shall, subject to such condition as may be fixed by the Board, be entitled to continue such occupation.
(2) The Board may take over such assets and liabilities and properties, both movable and immovable of any existing organisation under the control of the Central Government or the Government or of any local authority, with the prior agreement of the Central Government, the Government or the local authority concerned on such terms as may be agreed upon.
- Conditions for taking over of services of employees.-When the Board takes over any assets or liabilities or property of any organisation under section 46, sub-section (2), it may also take over the services of any employee of such organisation, and if it does so, the provisions of section 46 shall apply to such employee.
- Ban on compensation claim due to transfer of service to the Board.-Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or any other law for the time being in force, the transfer of the services of any person to the Board under this Act shall not entitle such person to any compensation under any law and no such claims shall be entertained by any court, Tribunal or other authority.
- All notifications, orders, bye-laws, etc issued prior to formation of Board to continue in force.-Any notification, order, scheme, bye-law form or notice made or issued and any licence or permission granted by any authority, in so far as it relates to water supply, sewerage and management of ground water, shall continue in force and shall be deemed to have been made, issued or granted under the provisions of this Act, unless it is superseded by any notification, scheme, order, regulation, form or notice made or issued or any licence or permission granted under this Act.
- Utilities laid prior to formation of Board to vest in the Board.-All drains which are municipal drains under the control of the Delhi Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Undertaking constituted under the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 and all water pipes within the meaning of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 existing at the commencement of this Act, together with all ventilation, shafts, pipes and all appliances and fittings pertaining to such drains or pipes and the sub soil appurtenant thereto shall vest in the Board.
Officers And Other Employees Of The Board
- Appointment of officers and employees.-(1) The Board may appoint such officers and employees as it may consider necessary for the efficient performance of its functions.
(2) The pay and other conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Board shall be such as may be laid down by regulations made in this behalf. (3) Unless expressly provided to the contrary under this Act or rules made thereunder and subject to the provisions of section 46, the terms and conditions of service of an officer or employee of the Board shall be governed, as far as may be, by the terms and conditions of service and the rules and regulations applicable to Government employees, and by the order and decisions issued by the Central Government from time to time.
- Discipline of officers and employees of the Board.-The Service Rules as prescribed under the Central Civil Service (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and by the Central Civil Services (Classification Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 shall apply mutatis mutandis to every officer and employee of the Board.
- Consultation with Union Public Service Commission.-No appointment to any post above the rank of Assistant Engineer shall be made except in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (hereinafter referred to as “the Commission”):
Provided that no such consultation with the Commission shall be necessary in regard to the selection for appointment of any person
(a) in a temporary capacity for a period not exceeding one year;
(b) to a post when at the time of such appointment a person to be appointed thereto possess the qualifications prescribed for such post and is in the service of the Central Government or of the Government in the same or a higher scale of pay.
- Power of the Commission to make regulations and reference to the Central Government in case of difference between the Commission and the Board.– (1) The Commission may make regulations for the following matters, namely:
(a) the procedure to be followed by the Commission in advertising posts, inviting applications, scrutinising the same and selecting candidates for interview;
(b) the procedure to be followed by the Commission for selecting candidates for appointment and by the Board for consultation with the Commission;
(c) any other matter, which is incidental to, or necessary for, the purpose of consultation with the Commission.
(2) In the case of any difference of opinion between the Commission and the Board on any matter, the Board shall refer the matter to the Central Government and the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final.
Finance, Accounts And Audit
- Charges for services rendered.-(1) The Board shall for the purpose of the services rendered by it under the Act levy fees, charges, including development charges, rentals and collect deposits and may recover interest on amounts payable to it at such rates as may be specified by regulations.
(2) The fees, charges, rentals and deposits referred to in sub-section (1) shall be so fixed as overall to ensure the recovery of all costs of operation, maintenance, repayment of debt and a return of not less than three per cent. on net fixed assets:
Provided that development charges in respect of any building or part thereof or of any group of cluster of buildings shall not be less than the actual expenditure incurred.
- Contributions by the Government.-(1) The Government or the Central Government or both shall pay to the Board, on such terms and conditions that such Government may determine, by way of loans or grants, such sums of money as that Government may think fit for being utilised for the purposes of this Act.
(2) While determining the amount and terms and conditions of such loans or grants, the Government concerned shall have due regard to the financial consequences of any directions given to the Board under section 73 and of any circumstances arising out of any decision of the Government.
- Constitution of the Water Fund.-Save as otherwise provided in this Act
(a) all funds which immediately before the establishment of the Board vested in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi under the Water Supply and Sewage Disposal account, established under section 99 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, and
(b) all money received by or on behalf of the Board shall form one fund to be titled the Delhi Water Board Fund hereinafter called at as the “Water Fund”.
- Mode of maintenance of Water Fund.-(1) The Water Fund shall be maintained in the following three accounts, namely:
(a) the water supply account relating to all money received by or on behalf of the Board in respect of water;
(b) the drainage account relating to all money received by or on behalf of the Board in respect of drainage and sewerage;
(c) the general account relating to all other money received by or on behalf of the Board including money not attributable exclusively to either account specified in clause (a) or clause (b).
(2) The Board shall power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to spend such sums as required to cover all administrative expenses of the Board and on objects or for purposes authorised by this Act, from any of the accounts.
(3) The Board may transfer any money from any account referred to in sub-section (1) to any other such account.
- Investment of the Water Fund.-All moneys payable to the credit of the Water Fund shall be kept or invested in such manner as the Board may direct in accordance with regulations made in this behalf.
- Utilisation of Water Fund.-The money from time to time credited to the Water Fund shall, subject to the provisions of section 61, be utilised or performing the duties of the Board as laid down in this Act.
- Payment out of Water Fund.-(1) No payment of any sum out of the Water Fund shall be made unless the expenditure of the same is covered by a current budget grant and a sufficient balance of such budget grant is available:
Provided that this section shall not apply to payments made in the following cases, namely:
(a) refund to any person of moneys rightfully due to him; (b) sums payable in any of the following circumstances
(i) under orders of the Government or by the Central Government, on failure of the Board to take any action as required by such orders;
(ii) under any other enactment by the Board;
(iii) under degree or orders of a civil or criminal court;
(iv) under a compromise of any claim, suit or other legal proceedings;
(v) on account of costs incurred in taking immediate action to avert the outbreak of disease or any danger to human life or to the property of the Board.
(2) Wherever any sum is expended under the proviso to sub-section (1) the officer empowered to incur such expenditure, shall forthwith communicate the transaction to the Board.
- Setting apart reserve funds for specific purposes.-The Board may, from time to time, set apart such amounts as it thinks fit, as a reserve fund for the purpose of expanding existing facilities or services or for creating new facilities or services or for meeting any liability:
Provided that the sum set apart annually in respect of each or collectively of all such reserve funds shall not exceed such limits as may, from time to time, be fixed in this behalf by the Government.
- Borrowing powers of the Board.-(1) The Board may, with the consent of the Government or in accordance with the terms of any general or special authority given to it by the Government, borrow money from any source by the issue of bonds, debentures or such other instruments as it may deem fit for discharging any of its functions under this Act.
(2) Subject to such limits as the Government may, from time to time, lay down, the Board may borrow temporarily, by way of overdraft or otherwise, such amounts as it may require for discharging its functions under this Act.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 or in any other law for the time being in force relating to foreign exchange, the Board may, for the purposes of this Act, borrow with the previous consent of the Central Government, money from any bank or financial institution in any foreign country or otherwise.
- Entrusting of works to any company.-The Board may, with the consent of the Government or in accordance with the terms of any general or ‘special directions given to it by the Government, and subject to such terms as may be approved by the Government, entrust to any company the construction or operation of any water works, sewerage works or billing and revenue collection.
- Preparation of Budget.-The Board shall, during each financial year, prepare, in such form and at such time as may be prescribed, a budget in respect of the financial year next ensuing and shall forward a copy thereof to the Government.
- Power to write off irrecoverable amounts.-The Board may write off any amount or sum whatsoever due or payable to it, if in its opinion such amount or sum is irrecoverable.
- Time and manner of payment of charges.-Save as otherwise provided in this Act, any charge levied under this Act shall be payable on such dates and in such manner as may be determined by regulations made in this behalf.
- Notice of demand and notice fee.-(1) If any charge has become due, and a bill therefor has been duly presented by the Board, and such charges have not been paid to the Board within fifteen days of presentation, the Board may issue a notice of demand in such form and in such manner as may be fixed by regulations made in this behalf to the person liable to pay such charges.
(2) A notice of demand under sub-section (1) may also include a fee for such amount, not exceeding fifty rupees as may be determined by regulations made in this behalf, which shall be payable along with the charge due and interest, under sub-section (1).
(3) A certificate of posting addressed to the appropriate person at his last known place of business or residence shall be sufficient proof of presentation to the service on such person of any bill or notice of demand under this section.
- Power of Administrator regarding audit of account of the Board.-The Administrator may, where he is of the opinion that it is necessary in public interest so to do, request the Comptroller and Auditor General to audit the accounts of the Board as provided under section 19 (3) of the C.A.G. Act, 1971:
Provided that no such request shall be made except after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General and except after giving a reasonable opportunity to the Board to make representation with regard to the proposal for such audit.
- Accounts and Audit.-(1) The Board shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the profit and loss account and the balance sheet, in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in consultation-with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(2) The accounts of the Board shall be audited annually by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Board.
(3) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India and any person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Board shall have the same powers in connection with such audit as the Comptroller and Auditor General has in connection with the audit of Government accounts and, in particular, shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers, and other documents and papers and to inspect any of the offices of the Board.
(4) Every such auditor shall send a copy of his report, together with an audited copy of the accounts, to the Government.
(5) The Goverrunent shall, as soon as may be after the receipt of the audit report under sub-section (4), cause the same to be laid before the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
- Production of records.-The Government may at any time require the Board
(a) to produce any record, correspondence or other document in the possession of the Board;
(b) to furnish any report, return, plan, estimate, statement of accounts or . statistics relating to the functions of the Board.
- Inspection and examination of works, records, etc. by Government.-The Government may depute any person in the service of the Government to inspect or examine any department or office or any service or work undertaken by the Board or property belonging to the Board and to report thereon and the Board and all its offices shall be bound to provide access to such person, at all reasonable times, to the premises and properties of the Board as well as of all records, accounts and other documents, the inspection of which that person may consider necessary to enable him to discharge his duties.
- Board to comply with directions of Government.-The Government may at any time issue directions in relation to the management of the Board and the Board shall comply with such directions:
Provided that the Government shall obtain and consider the opinion of the Board before issuing any such directions:
Provided further that the Government shall make due provision for any financial- liability to the Board arising directly in consequence of any such directions:
Provided also that all directions issued to the Board by the Government shall be reported to the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi at the end of each year.
- Acquisition of immovable property.-(1) The Board shall for the purposes of this Act, by agreement on such terms and at such price as may be approved by the Board, have power to acquire and hold or dispute of movable and immovable property or any interest therein.
(2) The Government having powers of acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 or any other law for the time being in force may, at the request of the Board procure the acquisition of any immovable property.
- Contracts by the Board.-The Board shall be competent to enter into and perform any contract necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Act.
- Developments not to be made without permission.– (1) No person shall make any development without obtaining permission from the Board to the effect that sufficient arrangement will be made for drainage, sewerage and supply of wholesome water, and every such development shall be made subject to and in accordance with any conditions laid down with such permission.
(2) The Board shall be under no obligation to provide water supply or make arrangements for drainage or sewerage in respect of any premises constructed without the permission referred to under sub-section (1) or in contravention of any condition laid down in such permission or in contravention of any other provision of this Act or of any other law:
Provided that the Board may with the prior approval of the Government make arrangements for such services at the full cost of the beneficiaries thereof with such development charges as may be fixed under regulations made in this behalf and subject to such conditions as may be laid down by the Board.
- Joint and several liability of owners and occupiers of offences in relation to water supply.-The owner, the occupiers and any person liable for payment of charges in respect of any services provided by the Board, shall be jointly and severally liable for any offence under this Act committed in relation to such premises.
- Licences neither saleable nor transferable.-A licence issued under this Act shall not be saleable or otherwise transferable.
- Certain matters not to be passed into Municipal drains.-(1) No person shall throw, empty or turn into any drain or sewer communicating with a drain or sewer belonging to the Board
(a) solid water or any matter likely to injure the drain or sewer or to interfere with the free flow of its contents or to affect prejudicially the treatment and disposal of its contents;
(b) any chemical refuse, industrial effluent or waste steam, or any liquid at a temperature higher than forty-five degree centigrade, or any liquid which is dangerous or the cause of a nuisance or is prejudicial to health;
(c) any industrial effluent except with the express permission of the Board after such treatment as any be required by the Board;
(d) any dangerous petroleum or any explosive matter.
(2) In this section, the expression “dangerous petroleum” has the same meaning as in the Petroleum Act, 1934.
- Prohibition of certain Acts.-No person shall
(a) wilfully obstruct any member of the Board or any person acting under the authority of the Board in the performance of his duties; (b) wilfully or negligently break, injure or tamper in any manner with any installation, pipe, drain, fitting or apparatus belonging to the Board;
(c) wilfully or negligently obstruct or hinder the flow of or flush, draw off or divert the flow of water or sewerage in any water course, pipe, drain or sewer;
(d) do any act likely to foul or pollute the water in any water works or drain.
Buildings, railways and private streets not to be erected or constructed over drains or water works without permission
- No construction or development over any sewer, supply pipe or installation etc without permission.-(1) No construction or development of any kind including building, walls fences, roads or poles or electric transmission lines shall be made above any drain, sewer or water supply pipe or any installation constructed or maintained or vested in the Board, except with the written permission of the Board and subject to such conditions as may be fixed by the Board:
Provided that a Railway Administration may take up the works mentioned hereabove, in accordance with the provisions of section 11 and section 12 of the Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989), subject to the condition that the Railway Administration shall do so with the consent of the Government.
(2) The Board may remove or otherwise deal with any construction or development made in contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1) in such manner as it thinks fit having regard to the maintenance of its services and any cost including departmental charges incurred by the Board in this regard shall be recoverable from the person who made the development or construction:
Provided that in case of construction or development made by the Telegraph Authority, the Board may remove or otherwise deal with it in such manner as it thinks fit and recover the cost including departmental charges incurred by the Board in this regard after giving the Telegraph Authority an opportunity of executing it within such reasonable period as the Board may fix for the purpose.
- Penalty in case of default of payment of charges.-(1) If a person liable for payment of any charges does not, within thirty days of the service of the notice of demand on him under section 55, pay the sum due, he shall be deemed to be in default.
(2) A person in default shall in addition to the charges due, including interest and demand fee, be liable to pay such penalty as may be determined by the Board, extending to such sum not exceeding 20 per cent. of the amount of the charge and the same penalty shall be recoverable along with other arrears.
- Liability of occupier to pay for any default by the owner.-The officer issuing any notice or order to any person in respect of property of which such person is the owner, may require the occupier of the property to pay to him, instead of the owner, any rent payable to the Board:
Provided that if the occupier refuses to disclose the correct amount of the rent payable by him or the name and address of the person to whom it is payable, the authority or officer may recover from the occupier the whole amount recoverable under this section as an arrear of charge under this Act.
- Obstruction of services provided by the Board.-No person shall obstruct, prevent, divert or stop the supply of water to, or the drainage or sewerage of any premises or any portion thereof to which such service has been provided by the Board whether on grounds of any dispute regarding ownership or occupancy of such premises or for any other reason.
- General power of compensation.-The Board may subject to any regulations which may, be made in this behalf, approve compensation to any person who sustains damage or injury in the course of or in consequence of any work done by Board or in relation to any service provided by the Board.
- Compensation to be paid by offenders for damage caused by them.-(1) Any person who has been convicted of any offence against this Act, shall, withstanding any punishment to which he may have been sentenced for the said offence, be liable to pay such compensation for any damage to the property of the Board resulting from the said offence as the Board may consider reasonable.
(2) In the event of a dispute regarding the amount of the compensation payable under sub-section (1) such amount shall, on application made to it, be determined by the court before which the said person was convicted of the said offence and on non-payment of the amount compensations determined, the same shall be recovered under a warrant from the said court as if it were a fine imposed by it on the person liable therefor.
- Recovery of dues.-(1) If a person liable to pay dues to the Board does not, within thirty days from the service of the notice of demand, pay the amount due, such sum together with all costs and the penalty under section 82 shall be recoverable under a warrant, issued in the form set forth in the First Schedule, by distress and sale of the movable property, or the attachment and sale of the immovable property.
(2) Every warrant issued under this section shall be signed by a member of the Board or any officer duly authorised by the Board.
- Distraint.-(1) It shall be lawful for any officer or other employee of the Board, to whom a warrant issued under section 87 is addressed, to distrain, wherever it may be found in any place in Delhi, any movable property belonging to the person therein named as defaulter, subject to the following conditions, exceptions and exemptions, namely
(a) the following property shall not be distrained
(i) the necessary wearing apparel and bedding of the defaulter, his wife and children and their cooking and eating utensils;
(ii) tools of artisans; (iii) books of account; or
(iv) when the defaulter is an agriculturist, his implements of husbandry, seed, grain and such cattle as may be necessary enable the defaulter to earn his livelihood.
(b) the distress shall not be excessive, that is to say, the property distrained shall be as nearly as possible equal in value to the amount recoverable under the warrant, and if any property has been destrained which, in the opinion of the Board, should not have been distrained, it shall forthwith be released.
(2) The person charged with the execution of a warrant of distress shall forthwith make an inventory of the property which he seizes under such warrant, and shall at the same time, give a written notice in the form set forth in the Second Schedule, to the person in possession thereof at the time of seizure that the said property will be sold as therein mentioned.
- Disposal of distrained property and attachment and sale of immovable property.-(1) When the property seized is subject to rapid decay or when the expense of keeping it in custody is, when added to the amount to be recovered, likely to exceed its value, the Board shall give notice to the person in whose possession the property was at the time of seizure, that it will be sold at once, and shall sell it accordingly by public auction unless the amount mentioned in the warrant is paid forthwith.
(2) If the warrant is not in the meantime suspended by the Board or discharged, the property seized shall, after the expiry of the period named in the notice served under sub-section (1) of section 87 be sold by public auction.
(3) When a warrant is issued for the attachment and sale of immovable property, the attachment shall be made by an order prohibiting the defaulter from transferring or charging the property in any way, and prohibiting all persons from taking any benefit from such transfer or charge, and declaring that such property would not be sold unless the amount due with all costs of recovery is paid into the Board’s office within fifteen days from the date of the attachment.
(4) Any transfer of or charge on the property attached or any interest made without written permission of the Board shall be void as against all claims of the Board enforceable, under the attachment.
(5) The surplus of the sale-proceeds, if any, shall, immediately after the sale of the property, be credited to the Water Fund, and notice of such credit shall be given at the same time to the person whose property has been sold or his legal representative and if the same is claimed by written application to the Board within one year from the date of the notice, a refund thereof shall be made to such person or representative.
(6) Any surplus not claimed within one year as aforesaid shall be the property of the Board.
(7) For every distraint and attachment made in accordance with the foregoing provisions, a fee of such amount not exceeding two and a half per cent. of the amount of the tax due as shall in each case be fixed by the Board, shall be charged, and the said fee shall be included in the costs of recovery.
- Recovery from a person about to leave Delhi.-(1) If the Board has reason to believe that any person from whom any sum is due or is about to become due is about to move from Delhi, he may direct the immediate payment by such person, of the sum due or about to become due, and cause a notice demand for the same to be served on such person.
(2) If, on the service of such notice, such person does not forthwith pay the sum so due or about become due, the amount shall be leviable by distrant or attachment and sale in the manner herein before provided, and the warrant of distress or attachment and sale may be issued and executed without any delay.
- Offences and Penalties.-Save as otherwise provided in this Act whoever
(a) contravenes any provision of any of sub-sections or sections of this Act mentioned in the column 1 of the Table in the Fourth Schedule;
or (b) fails to comply with any order or direction lawfully given to him or requisition law fully made upon him under any of the sections, sub-sections, clauses, provisos and other provisions, shall be punishable
(i) with fine which may extend to the amount or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to the period, specified in column 3 of the said Table or with both, and
(ii) in the case of a continuing contravention or failure, with an additional fine which may extend to the amount specified in column 4 of the Table for every day during which such contravention or failure continues after conviction for the first such contravention or failure.
- Prosecutions.-No court shall proceed to the trial of any offence except on the complaint of upon information received from the Chief Executive Officer or any other officer authorised by the Board by a general or special order in this behalf.
- Compounding of offences.-(1) The Board may, either before or after institution of the proceedings, compound any offence under this Act:
Provided that no offence shall be compounded unless the offender has paid all dues including penalties payable by him and compensation as the Board may consider necessary, having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case and indemnities the Board against any damage for which the Board may be liable on account of his action.
(2) When an offence has been compounded, the offender, if in custody, shall be discharged and further proceedings shall be taken against him in respect of the offence so compounded.
- Arrest of offender.-(1) Any police officer may arrest any person who commits in his view any offence against this Act or against any rule or regulation made thereunder if
(a) the name and address of such person are unknown to him and; (b) such person on demand declines to give his name and address or gives a name and address which such officer has reason to believe to be false.
(2) No person so arrested shall be detained in custody after his true name and address are ascertained.
- Protection of action taken in good faith.-No suit, prosecution or other proceeding shall be instituted or shall be entertained in any court against any member of the Board or of the Consultative Council, or against any other officer or employee of the Board or against any person acting under the order or direction of any such person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rule, regulation or other instrument made thereunder.
- Notice to be given of suits.-(1) No suit shall be instituted against the Board until the expiration of two months after notice in writing has been left at the Board’s office and unless such notice states explicitly the cause of action, the nature of the relief sought, amount of compensation claimed and the name and place of residence of the intending plaintiff and unless the plaint contains a statement that such notice has been so left or delivered.
(2) No suit, such as is described in sub-section (1) shall, unless it is a suit for the recovery of immovable property or for a declaration of title thereto, be instituted after the expiry of six months from the date on which the cause of action arises.
(3) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to apply to a suit in which the only relief claimed is an injunction of which the object would be defeated by the giving of the notice or the postponement of the institution of the suit.
- Appeals.-(1) Every decision made by an officer delegated with any powers under this Act, rules and regulations made thereunder, appeal to the next higher authority or, as the case may be, to the Board.
(2) The decision of the appellate authority shall be final:
Provided that the Board and the Chief Executive Officer but not any other officer delegated any power by the Board may at any time, for reasons to be recorded in writing, revise or review any decision taken by any authority subordinate to it or to him.
- Duties of authorities, etc, to assist the Board.-(1) All public and local authorities or institutions shall render such help and assistance and furnish such information to the Board as the Board may require for carrying out its purpose and shall make available to the Board for inspection and examination such records, maps, plans and other documents as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions.
(2) It shall be the duty of all police officers and employees of the Board to give immediate information about the commission of or the attempt to commit, an act in contravention of his Act and to assist the Board, its members, officers and employees in the exercise of their lawful authority.
- Submission of Annual Report.-(1) The Board shall, as soon as may be after the end of each financial year, prepare and submit to the Water Consultative Council, in such form as may be prescribed, a report giving as account of its activities during that financial year and the report shall also give an account of the activities which are likely to be undertaken by the Board during the next financial year.
(2) The Water Consultative Council shall consider the report and forward it to the Government alongwith its comments, if any.
(3) The Government shall cause such report to be laid before the Legislative Assembly as soon as may be after it is submitted.
- Officers and employees of the Board to be public servants.-All officers and employees of the Board shall, when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or of any regulation made thereunder, be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code.
- Connection with water works and drains not to be made without permission.-Without the written permission of the Board, no person shall, for any purpose whatsoever, at any time make or cause to be made any connection with any drain or any water works, constructed or maintained by, or vested in the Board.
- Permission of Board required for works to be carried out by other departments or otherwise.-(1) A railway, telegraph line, electric line or street can be constructed and structure of any kind can be erected on any drain or any water works constructed or maintained by or vested in the Board, only after obtaining written permission from the Board or the Government as the case may be.
(2) If any telegraph line, electric line or street be constructed or any other structure is erected on any drain or water works as aforesaid without the written permission of the Board, the Board may remove or otherwise deal with the same as it deems fit.
(3) The expenses incurred by the Board in so doing shall be paid by the owner of the street or of the structure or as the case may be, by the railway administration, telegraph authority, electricity administration or the person offending and shall be recovered in accordance with the rules which may be specified under this Act.
(4) If any dispute arises between the Telegraph Authority and the Board in respect of the exercise of the powers conferred by this Act, the matter may be referred to the Central Government and the order of the Central Government thereon shall be final.
- Liability of owner and occupier for offences.-If any offence relating to water supply or sewerage is committed under this Act on any premises connected with water works or sewerage, the owner or the person paying the occupier of the said premises shall be jointly and severally liable for such offence.
- Transitional provisions.-Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Government may, if necessary, appoint a Special Officer to exercise the powers and discharge the functions of the Board until the day on which the first meeting of the Board is held after the commencement of this Act.
- Power to remove difficulties.-(1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Government may, by order published in the official Gazette, make such provision not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as may appear to it to be necessary for removing the difficulty:
Provided that no order shall be made under this section, after the expiry of three years from the commencement of this Act.
(2) Every order made under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
- General.-(1) It shall be the duty of every officer or authority approving the plans for or granting permission for any development or for the erection of any building to inform the applicant of the necessity to comply with the provisions of this Act and regulations framed thereunder in regard to the water supply, drainage and sewerage, in relation to such development of such building.
(2) The regulations framed under section 109 shall, subject to the prior approval of the authority competent to frame such bye-laws, be deemed to be incorporated in the bye-laws framed under section 349 (a) of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 and under section 260 of the New Delhi Municipal Act and in the corresponding bye-laws regulating building construction under any law for the time being in force.
- Prohibition of obstruction or molestation in execution of works.-No person shall obstruct or molest any person, authorised or empowered by under this Act, or any person with whom the Board has lawfully contracted, in the execution of his duty or of anything which he is authorised or empowered to do by virtue of or in consequence of any of the provisions of this Act or rules or regulations or instrument made thereunder or in fulfilment of his contract with the Board.
- Power to make rules.-(1) The Government after consultation with the Board, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters namely, removal of any telegraph line, electric line, street or any structure erected on a drain or water works without the written permission of the Board.
(3) Every rule made under this Act, shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made or issued, before the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session, or in two or more successive sessions.
- Power to make regulations.-(1) The Board may make regulations concerning any matter which is to be or may be prescribed by regulations under this Act or in respect of which this Act makes no provision or makes in-sufficient provision and such provision is, in the opinion of the Board, necessary for the implementation of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of its powers under sub-section (1), the Board may make regulations regarding the following matters, namely:-
(a) the terms and conditions including charges for supply of water;
(b) compensation to be paid to owner or occupier of land for damage caused due to laying of water mains, sewers or service pipes or drains in any street by the Board;
(c) requirements to be complied with by a person desiring supply of water;
(d) use, installation fees and rent to be paid for use, maintenance and testing of meters;
(e) cutting off water supply to a premises and charging expenses therefor;
(f) installation of booster pump and sinking of well, tube well or hand pump;
(g) laying of a pipe or drain across the property of any person;
(h) recovering the cost of execution of a work executed by the Board from a person who is liable to execute the said work but fails to do so;
(i) erecting upon a premises a shaft or pipe;
(j) terms and conditions for connecting a private drain to a public drain;
(k) licensing and control of plumbers;
(l) prescribing the fee and charges to be levied by the Board for various purposes under the Act and recovery thereof;
(m) terms and conditions of service of officers and employees of the Board.
(3) All regulations made under this Act shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made or issued, before the Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or two or more successive sessions.
- Dissolution of the Board.-(1) If the Government is satisfied that the purposes, for which the Board was established under this Act have been substantially achieved, or that the Board is unable to achieve such purposes, and if the continued existence of the Board is, in the opinion of the Government, unnecessary, the Government may, by notification, dissolve the Board with effect from such date as may be specified in the notification and the Board shall stand dissolved accordingly.
(2) From the date of dissolution specified under sub-section (1)
(a) all the properties, funds and dues which are vested in, or realisable by, the Board shall vest in, or shall be realisable by the Government; (b) all liabilities which are enforceable against the Board shall be enforceable against the Government.
(3) The functions of the Board shall be discharged in such manner as the Government may specify.
THE FIRST SCHEDULE
[See section 87(1)]
FORM OF WARRANT
(Here insert the name of the officer charged with the execution of the warrant)
WHEREAS A. B. of …………………….. has not paid, and has not shown satisfactory cause for the non-payment of, the sum of …………………due on account of (here describe the liability) for the period of …………………. commencing on the ……………….day of 20…… and ending with ……………….day of ……………….20…… which sum is leviable under:
AND WHEREAS thirty days have elapsed since the service on him of notice of demand for the same.
This is to direct you ………………. to destrain/attach the movable/immovable property (described below) of the said A.B. of a value ………………. approximately equal to the said sum of Rs ……………….. subject to the provisions of the Delhi Water Board Act, 1998 and the by-laws made thereunder and forthwith to certify to me, together with this warrant, all particulars of the property seized/attached by you thereunder.
Dated this ………………. day of ………………. 20…… .
Chief Executive Officer/ Authorised Officer
Delhi Water Board
Description of immovable property
THE SECOND SCHEDULE
[See section 88 (2)]
FORM OF INVENTORY OF PROPERTY DISTRAINED AND NOTICE OF SALE
Shri /Shrimati ……………………
Residing at ………………………..
Please take notice that I have this day seized the property specified in the inventory annexed hereto for the value of ………………. due for the liability (here describe the liability) mentioned in the margin for the period commencing on the ………………. day of ……………….20…… and ending with the ……………….day of……………….20……. together with Rs ……………….. due for service of notice of demand, and that unless within ten days from the date of the service of this notice, you pay to the Chief Executive Officer the said amount, together with the costs of recovery, the said property will be sold by public auction.
Dated this ………………. day of ……………….20…… .
(Here state particulars of property seized)
(Signature of Officer executing the warrant)
THE THIRD SCHEDULE
(See section 55)
NOTICE OF DEMAND
Shri /Shrimati ……………………………..
Residing at …………………………………
Please take notice that the Chief Executive Officer/Board demands from ………………. the sum of ………………. due from on account of ………………. (here describe the property, occupation, circumstance or thing in respect of which the sum is payable under) leviable under ………………. for the period ……………………………….. of ………………. commencing on the ………………. day of ………………. 20……. and ending on the ……………………….. day of ……………….20……. , and that if, within thirty days from the service of this notice, the said sum is not paid to the Chief Executive Officer/Board at ……………………………….. or sufficient cause for non-payment is not shown to the satisfaction of the Chief Executive Officer/Board, a warrant of distress or attachment will be issued for the recovery of the same with costs.
Dated this ……………….. day of……………. 20……. .
THE FOURTH SCHEDULE
(See section 91)
|Section, sub-section, clause or proviso
||Fine or imprisonment which may be imposed (Rs.)
||Daily fine which may be imposed
|Section 10, Sub-Section (1)
||Use for non-domestic purpose of water supplied for domestic purpose
|Section 13, Sub-Section (1)
||Prohibition to occupy new premises without arrangement for water supply
|Section 13, Sub-Section (2)
||Non-complaince with requisition to take water supply
|Section 15, Sub-Section (5)
||Failure to give notice of intention to make addition etc. to building
|Section 19, Sub-Section (1)
||Water or misuse of water
|Section 19, Sub-Section (1)
||Laying of water pipe, etc. in a position where the same may be injured or water therein polluted
|Section 19, Sub-Section (3)
||Non-removal of private On-Line Booster
||Confiscation+ 2000 for
|Section 20, Sub-Section (1)
||Denying permission to enter the premises to inspect water/sewer line
|Section 20, Sub-Section (3)
||Construction of latrines/septic tanks in a position where pipes may be injured or water therein polluted
||Failure to comply with requisition to render wells, public hydrants etc. safe
||Private drains not to be connected with public drain without notice
|Section 32, proviso (a)
||Non-compliance with direction to limit the discharge from private drains into certain areas
|Section 32, proviso (c)
||Non-compliance with requisition for keeping sewage and rain water drains distinct
|Section 33, Sub-Section (1)
||Non-compliance with requisition for drainage of undrained premises
|Section 33, Sub-Section (2)(b)
||Non-compliance with requisition to close remove or divert a pipe or drain
|Section 34, Sub-Section (1)
||Erection/ occupation of new premises without drains
|Section 34, Sub-Section (2)
||Non-compliance with requisition of maintenance of drainage works for any group or block of premises
|Section 35, Sub-Section (3)
||Execution of work by a person other than a licensed plumber
|Section 35, Sub-Section (3)(e)
||Licensed plumbers not to demand more than the charges prescribed
|Section 35, Sub-Section (4)
||Licensed plumbers not to contravence bye-laws or execute work carelessly of negligently etc.
|Section 35, Sub-Section (5)
||Failure to furnish when required, name of licensed plumber employed
|Section 76, Sub-Section (1)
||Failure to give notice of intention to erect a building
|Section 79, Sub-Section (3)
||Allowing filth & garbage to flow in drains
|Section 80, clause (a)
||Preventing the Board – or any person authorised in this behalf from exercising his powers of entry etc.
|Section 80, clause (b)
||Injury to, or interference with free flow of contents of public drain or drains communicating with public drain
|Section 80, clause (c)
||(i) Un-authorised tampering with water mains
||(a) 500(Domestic use)
|(c) 2000(Industrial use)
|(d) 5000(Ice Factories)
|(ii) For making unauthorised sewer connection
|(iii) For unauthorised connection with sewer drain
|Section 81, Sub-Section (1)
||Non-removal of unauthorised encroachment over Board’s water line/sewer line/ drainage works
||Obstruction of services provided by Board
||Connection with water works or drains without written permission
||Obstruction or molestation in execution of works