Water Services Act 108 of 1997

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108 of 1997
The Water Services Act 108 of 1997 intends:
  • to provide for the rights of access to basic water supply and basic sanitation;
  • to provide for the setting of national standards and of norms and standards for tariffs;
  • to provide for water services development plans;
  • to provide a regulatory framework for water services institutions and water services intermediaries;
  • to provide for the establishment and disestablishment of water boards and water services committees and their powers and duties;
  • to provide for the monitoring of water services and intervention by the Minister or by the relevant Province;
  • to provide for financial assistance to water services institutions;
  • to provide for certain general powers of the Minister;
  • to provide for the gathering of information in a national information system and the distribution of that information;
  • to repeal certain laws; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


19 December 1997


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