CHAPTER 198 - WATER ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Water Rights (Procedure on Application) Rules

Water Board (Charges and Fees) Regulations

Water Rights (Registration) Regulations

Prescribed Form

Water Board (Works) Regulations

Water Board (Water Measurement) Regulations

Water (Protection of Public Stream and Source of Water Supply) Regulations, 2000

Water (Generation of Hydropower) (Fees and Charges) Regulations, 2011

WATER RIGHTS (PROCEDURE ON APPLICATION) RULES

[Section 23(6)]

Arrangement of Rules

   Rule

   1.   Title

   2.   Forms of application

   3.   Particulars to be clearly set out

   4.   Time for submission of application

   5.   Engineer's report

   6.   Offence

      SCHEDULE

GN 255 of 1950,

GN 340 of 1950,

GN 215 of 1956.

[Rules by the Minister]

 

1.   Title

These Rules may be cited as the Water Rights (Procedure on Application) Rules.

 

2.   Forms of application

Every application for the use of public water shall be submitted in duplicate in Form 1 or 2 in the Schedule. Form 1 shall be used if the application is for primary or secondary use and Form 2 if for tertiary use.

 

3.   Particulars to be clearly set out

On receipt of an application, the secretary shall satisfy himself that the particulars required are set out with sufficient clarity and may return the application for amplification or amendment in this respect.

 

4.   Time for submission of application

Any person desiring to have an application considered shall submit such application on or before the closing date specified in the notice.

 

5.   Engineer's report

Every application for the use of public water shall be investigated by an engineer, appointed by the Water Officer. Such engineer shall submit his report to the Water Officer for transmission to the Water Board in Form 3 in the Schedule.

 

6.   Offence

Any person who makes in any application for the use of public water a statement which is false in a material particular shall be guilty of an offence.

SCHEDULE

PRESCRIBED FORMS

FORM 1

[Rule 2]

APPLICATION FOR THE PRIMARY OR SECONDARY USE OF PUBLIC WATER

(Domestic, Watering of Stock, Irrigation of Land or Fish Farming)

For Official use only

THE SECRETARY,

THE WATER BOARD,

P.O. Box 575,

LUSAKA.

No   . ............................................................

Date received ...........................................

Zone ........................................................

In accordance with the Water Act, I hereby apply for the use of public water and supply the following particulars:

1.   Full name of Applicant ...................................................(BLOCK CAPITALS)

2.   Postal address ...............................................................................................

Tel. No. ................................................................................................................

3.   Description and number (if any) of property concerned .................................

4.   State whether property is held on leasehold, freehold or other title ................

Do you hold the deeds; if not, who does? ..........

5.   Has property been surveyed? .......................

6.   Acreage of property .......... acres

7.   Water required from. ......... River, which is a tributary of ...... River

8.   Amount of water applied for ...... litres per day

9.   Purposes for which the water is required:

Domestic .......... Stock ............ Irrigation .......................... Fish Farming ..................................

10.   Crops to be grown under irrigation:

................................................ acres

................................................ acres

................................................ acres

................................................ acres

11.   Total acreage to be irrigated ......... acres.

12.   Average number of head of cattle for which water is required ..................

13.   Details of any dam, weir, furrow, etc. Constructed/Proposed ...................

14.   Names and addresses of other users (particularly downstream), who might be affected by the granting of this

application ............................................................................................................

15.   If a dam or weir to be constructed will not be wholly on your property or will flood adjoining property, give name and address of landowner(s) affected. Rights of abutment and/or storage will be required. Please state whether other landowners affected have consented. ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

16.   Please submit sketch, map or plan, showing your property in relation to neighbouring properties. The river(s) affected and the site of works in existence or to be constructed must be indicated as accurately as possible.

17.   Please give simple directions of the road to the property from any well-known landmark, so as to enable a visit of inspection to be made without difficulty. (If applicant is not resident on property also state where he may normally be found during working hours.)

I enclose herewith ...........fee units in payment of the application fee.

Date .......................

.....................................

Applicant's Signature

FORM 2

[Rule 2]

APPLICATION FOR THE TERTIARY USE OF PUBLIC WATER

(Industrial and mechanical purposes, or for the generation of power)

For Official use only

THE SECRETARY,

THE WATER BOARD,

P.O. Box 575,

LUSAKA.

No   . ...................................................................

Date received ..................................................

Zone ................................................................

In accordance with the Water Act, I hereby apply for the use of public water and supply the following particulars:

1.   Full name of Applicant ...................................................... (BLOCK CAPITALS)

2.   Postal address ....................................................................................................

Tel. No .....................................................................................................................

3.   Description and number (if any) of property concerned ...................................................................................................................................

4.   State whether property is held on leasehold, freehold or other title ...................................................................................................................................

Do you hold the deeds; if not, who does? ................................................................

5.   Has the property been surveyed?.........................................................................

6.   Acreage of property .......... acres

7.   Water required from .......... River which is a tributary of .................................................... River

8.   Amount of water applied for ............. litres daily

9.   Nature of use of water .........................................................

10.   Give details of installation ................................................

11.   Point of abstraction of water with reference to beacons or landmarks ...................................................................................................................................................................................................

12.   Point of return ..................................................................................................................................................................

13.   Amount to be abstracted .............. litres per day

14.   Amount to be returned ............. litres per day

15.   Give details of any possible pollution ....................................................... ......................................................................

In the case of mechanical or industrial use–

16.   The water is to be pumped to ...... metres above abstraction point

In the case of use of water for generating power–

17.   Fall available ..................................... metres

18.   Horsepower to be developed ........................................ h.p.

19.   Type of power plant proposed .................................................... ....................................................................................

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