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SAINT VINCENT


GOVERNMENT


GAZETTE


V blihed 8 SI IuthoritD.


VOL. 88.] SAINT VIN(CEN. TUESDAY. 1 NOVI MBER. 1955. [No. 60.


GOVERNMENT NOTICES.

No. 475.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING.

It is notified for general iiiornnma; ion that ti, re will he a meeting of the
,Legislative Council at the Conm.il C'hnimbe. Kingstown, on Thursday, 3rd
November, 1965, at 10.0C a.m.
The Order of the Day of this meriting i- l pillish, 1 with this issue of the
Gazette.
A cordial invitation to attend i.-. extieni(,i !. the Genii al Public.
1st November, 1955.
(A. 1/1949 II.)


No. 476.
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE.

SUNDAY, 6TH NOVEMBER, 1955.

The Official couimemoral ion ,fi R]-
membrance Sunday will take place :it
the War Memorial. Market Squiare.
Kingstown, beginning at 10.45 a.m.
The following ceremony will take
place :-
1. Arrival of His Honour tiLe Alimin-
istrator.
2. At 11. a.m. a gun will be fired tromn
Police Headquarters to indicate
the commencement of two minutes
silence and another gun will be
fired two minutes later to doinote
the termination of the silence.


'. Tie lasL Po.t.
1-. H vimn: 0() GOD Our Help in Ages
PasL".
5. Prayers.
t. 'l'h Revoilie.
7. (GOD Save the Queen.
8. I,an in u of Wreaths at the base of
:he \Var Memorial.
All ex--ervice mien shlonild ear their
inel:l!s Melals held by relatives of
,iece i me n iiinay be worn by such rel-
i tives on the rii-,ht breast.
Frthe piurpimoe of the Ceremnon ,i'nd
;hsi, ih .c to b6. observed at the War
Miem, hial. time will be taken by the
Cathlied r Clock.
All persotis are requested to observe
the two minutes !-ilence at 11.00 a.m.
an I all vehicular traffic and normal
activities should he suspended during
the silence.
1st Novmblier, 1955.


3ZS~72VZ















348 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 1 NOV 1MBIR, 1955.-(No. 60).


No. 477.
RESUMPTION OF DUTY.

With reference to Gazett, Notice No.
349 of 2nd August, 1955, Mr. E. 11. N.
LABORDE, resumed duties as Depulty
Postmaster, General P.i-,r OI)ice. with
effect I'rom 24th O-tober. 1955.
1st November, 1955.
(P. F. 102).

No. 478.
With reference to Gazette Notice
No. 437 of 4th October, 1955, Mr. A. L.
SAMURL, Administratie' Assistant,
Government Office, resn itii duly with
effect from 1st November, 1955.
1.st November, 1955.


No. 479.
VACATION LEAVE.

The Honourable 0. R. KELSICK.
D.F.C., Assistant Amininisiiat, r and
Establishment Officer has been rantedd
seven (7) months' Vact.iion Leave wi li
effect from 1st Novemlber, 19.55.
1st November, 195'5.
(P.F. 608).


No. 480.
ACTING APPOINTMENTS.

Conseqnent oit tih depart e on
leave of the H-onourable 0. 1t. KELICK,
D.F.O., Assistant Adl'ininstrator anid
Esiablishinent Ollicert. the follo'xvinig
acting a;rrani.emients will le ,rffetive
as from 1st Novemb r, 1955:-
M[r. A. V. KING, Government Secr, -
tary, to act as As-isiant A hlt i:ijis-
tritor & Est;aIlishmli ent Ollicer.
Mr. A. L. SAMUEL. Aliniiistrativ(
Assistant, to at s (t-Cvern-,t
Secretary.
Isi November, 1955.
(P.F's. 33, 60).

No. 481.
I'RANSFERS.

Ilis lonotur tlihe AI administrator haa
approved the t'ollowi ljg traiisfers with
eff-ct irom 24th October 1955:--

I Mr. A... ) D SIIVA. )I)eputy Post-
minlster, to tihe post of Transport
Officer, P.W.D.;

(I)" Mr. E. H. N. LABORDE, Priilei-
iDal Clerk. P.W.D., to the post of.
Deputy Postintst er:


(c) Mr. D. E. WILLIAMS, Revenue
Officer, Souihern Grenadines (Act-
ing Transport Officer, I'.W.D.) to
the post of Senior Clerk, Treas-
ury Dep irtment (Port and Marine
Branch).
1st November, 1955.
(P.F's.79. 102. 257).

No. 452.
TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF
UNIFORMS FOR GOVERNMENTT
MESSENGERS.

Tenders are invited for supplying
and making khaki uniforms for Govern-
iient Messengers for the period 1st
January to 31st December, 1956.
2. The khaki used must be of the
shade and texture for each uniform.
Samples should et- submitted with the
tenders.
3. The number of messengers is 21
and two uniforms consisting of long
trousers and short sleeved shirt with
two flip pockets and shoulder straps
will lie required in each case.
4. Tenders which will be received
np to 3 p.nm. on Tuesday. 15th November,
19,55, must he sealed and addressed to
tlie ('Chairman of the Tenders Board,
Treasury Departmleni. Kingstown, and
distinctly marked on the envelope
S*Tent(i r for the supply of Uniforms
!'or Govetrnmnt Messer gers."
5. The Goverment does not bin(d it-
self to accept the lowest or any tender.
1st November, 1955.
(A. 711951 11 (A)).

No. 470.
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM
SUITABLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
FOR THE POST OF NUTRITION OFFI-
CER, WINDWARD ISLANDS.

1. Appoinitment. The appointment is
non pensionable, and will be for a
period of two years in the first
instance. It will be s itb j ect to
Colonial Reigulitions an( to the
local General Orders in force for
thlie time I). itg in so far as they
are appli ible.
2. Salary. The salary is at the rate of
500 rising by annual increments
of 50 to 700 per annum.
;). A/lowancte.s. Tri selling anil sub-
sistence aillowancies are payable
in acco dance with local regulat-
ions in respect of approved travel
on duty.
4. (Quart.e s. Quarters are not provi-
ded.
5. L. ,a re a'nd Passages. Vacation
leave onl full salary (to be taken














SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 1955.-(No. 60.) 349


on the satisfactory completion of will be required to pass a strict short-
the officer's engagement) will be band test of 180 words a minute before
granted at the rate of one week crossing the efficiency bar at $3,120 in
for each completed period of 3 the sc;ale.
months resident service. The 2. The duties of Reporters are as
Officer will also be eligible for follows:
local leave at the rate of 14 days (i) attending meetings of the
per annum, and sick leave in Legislative Council ano re-
accordance with local reg i nations. cording the proceedings ac-
Passages to the Win I ward curateiy in shorthand, or
Islands will be provided for the attending at the Criminal or
officer on first appointment and Civil Assizes of the Colony
on the satisfactory termination of and recording accurately in
the period of engagement. shorthand and summing up of
6. Leave Passages. Leave passages the trial Judge, as well as
are provided in accordance with such other parts of the pro-
local regulations. ceedings as he maydirect;
7. Duties. The officer will be requir- (ii) transcribing the notes taken
ed to draw upl the diets for all and making typewritten
Government Institutions in the copies of them either for
Windward Islands and to super- Hansard, or for the use of the
vise the purchase, preparation and Criminal or Civil Appeal, as
service of meals in each. The the case may lhe;
officer may also be required to (iii) undertaking any other duties
organise school feeding and do that may be assigned by the
some teaching of element r v Clerk of the Legislature or by
nutrition and cooking to adult the Registrar of the Supreme
groups such us nurses and teachers. Court.
The officer will, subject to the 3. Applicants should not be under 25
general direction of tie Governor or over 44 years of ;age, should have a
of the Windwati Islands. be re- good education and must be capable of
sponsible to the Senior Medical writing accurate shorthand at a speed of
Officer of the Colony in which she not less thrn 150 words per minute and
is working. of typewriting at a speed of not less
8. Taxation. All Government officers than 60 words per minute. Previous
are liable to taxation imposed by experience in legislature and court re-
local legislation. porting will be an advantage.
Applications. giving full particulaisof 4. Tihe successful candidate may be
candidate's qualifications and experience, appointed, according to his preference,
should be accompanied by two testimon- either on a permanent and pensionable
ials, which will not hle returned, and basis subject. if the. officer is not already
should be addressed to the Chief Secre- in Government employ ient, to his
tary. Windward Islands. Grenada. and serving satisfactorily as an Official or a
should reach hinm not later than 16th Court Reporter during a probationary
November, 1955. period of one year. or on a three-year
25th October, 1955. contract. ren.wablie iy mntteul consent


No. 472.
LEGISLATURE AND SUPREME COURT
OF BRITISH GUIANA.

VACANCY FOR OFFICIAL AND COURT
REPORTERS.

Applications are invited from suitablyv
qualified candidates for :appointment to
vacant posts of Official and Court report-
ers, Lerislature, and Supreme Court.
British Giuima. The, posts are on tlhe
permanent and pensionable est:iblish-
ment of th- Colonuv and on the salary
scale A 10: S2.400 x $120--3.120// x $144
-$4.2721/ x $144-$4.560. A point of
entry in the scale may be fixed in ac-
cordance with the candidate's qualifica-
tions and experience. The appointee


on such terms as imay le agreed upon
between the Governient and the person
engaged.
5. Vacation leave is earned at the rate
of five days for each completed month
of resident service up to a mnaxiimumn of
six months, subj ct to the coinpletion of
a minimum tour of service of two years.
6. A pen iontable officer, or a con-
tract officer on the satisfactliy comple-
tion and renewal of his contract, would
be eligible for the grant of assisted leave
|iassags in accordance with the Public
Otficers Leave (Passagtes) Resiulations
No. 34 of 1952.
A contract officer, if selected from
overseas. would be provide with pass-
ages to British Guiana for himself. his
wife and children (if any) not exceeding
five persons in all, provided they














350 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 1955.-(No. 60).


either accompany him to British Guiana
or join him here within twelve months
of his departure from the Colony :
(children to be under 18 years of age,
nninmarid and dependent on the officer).
A similar passage concession will be
granted, at Government expense, for
the officer and his family, back to the
country froin which he was recruited,
on the satisfactory coimfi-letion of his
contract.
7. Applications At:,:ing name in full
date and ear of birth. educational
qualifications, details of any previous
experience and lthe standard of short-
hand and typewriting reached,. and ac-
companied by two recent testimonials,
should be addressed to the Secretary,
Public Servic, Commission. General
Post Office Bnilding. Georcetown, Bri-
tish Guiana, to reach him not later than
the 30th. November. 1955" Applications
received after this date will not be
considered,
8. Applicants already ;n the Public
Service must submit their applications
through the normal official channels.
25th October. 1955.


No. 483.
LEGISLATION.

The undermsintio(ied Bill is pub-
lished with this issue of the Gazette and
mav be seen at the Government Office,
Kingstown Library. District Post Offices,
Police Stations and at all Revenue
Offices :-
Bill for an Ordinance to repeal and
replace the Central Water Dis-
tribution Authority Ordinance,
1950.
(J. 211950).
1st November, 195.5.


No. 471.
BANK HOLIDAY.

By virtue of a Prochmlation issued
with the Gazette of 18ith October (S.R.
& 0. No. 4L), Monday, 7th November,
1955, b-ing a Bank Holiday. all Public
Offices will be closed on that day.
25th October. 1955.

By Command,

A. L. SAMUEL,
Acting Government Secretary.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE.
1st November, 1955.


DEPARTMENTAL AND
OTHER NOTICES.

CUSTOMS NOTICE.

It is hereby notified that the under-
mentioned articles have been forfeited
for a breach of Section 90, Cap. 183 of
the Laws of St. Vineent. and will be
sold by Public Auction at H.M.
Customs at 11.00 o'clock on Wednesday,
9th November, 1935:--
1 case Anchor Cigarettes.
9 ctns. Anchor (;igarettes.
1 Row I oat --14~, ft.
1 tin Keriose, Oil.

PElTElR ELLS.
Collector o, Customs.
H. M. 'Custom-,
St. Vincent.
15th Octiher. I'.5i.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT

LAND AND HOUSE TAX NOTICE.

It is hereby notified that Land and
House Tax in respect of the current
year will be received without fine at the
Treasury and District Otlice, at George-
town. I-arrouallio. Union Island, and
Bequia during ithe period l t A oveniber,
to i3st Decermber, 1955 and at Colonarie,
Bridgetown, Mesopotamnia, Layon and
Chateaubelair on the dates listed here-
under:-
Coloisarie:-On Thirsdwa --Novemnber
3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, and
December 1st., 8th, 15th, 22nd,
and 29th.
Biabou:-On Tu esda y s-December
6th., 13th., 20th., and 27th.. 1955.
Mesopotamia:-On Fridays-Nove m-
ber4th., 18th., and December 2nd.,
16th., and 30th.,1955.
Layou:-On Mon days-N, veniber
14th., and December 12th.. 1955.
On Thursdays-November 17th.,
24th.. '--nd DEcimber 15th.. and
22nd.. 1955.
Chateaubeltir:-On T'l'esdays-Nov-
mniher Sth., and December 6th.,
1 955. On Fridays-No'vemrber
11th.. 25th., and December 9th.,
and 23rd.. 1955.
PETER R. ELLS.
Colonial Treasurer.
The Treasury.
St. Vincent, B W.I..
7th October. 1955.













M;AINT \~NI'T. 'rES1AY, I NOVENIBER 1955.-(No. 60). 351


POLICE NOTICE.


It is ihreby notified for g'eiiral information. that thie inspection of Weights
and Measures for tlie Yve.'r 195(i, will comini'iice oi, the i t November, 1955.
Persons concerned aie :skd to jiresi-'nt ithiir Weights and Mersures for
inspection ;it the Po(lic( Station in thI ir district nii the dates ichednled.
Kl\gelownvl Police 'Sit:tion Ist- 15th November.
Questelles ,. ,, 16th November.
(hateul).iir ,. 1st & 2nd Novtmber.
Barro-:illi. ,. ., 3rd & 4th November.
Layou ,, ,, 7hi & 8th November.
1esoprici)mia .. .. 10th & 1Jli November,
(Go'or'etwVlln &:
Sainty 3y .. ,, 14th 15h & 16th November.
C( liiiIari .. .. I 7 & 18th Nov',nber.
lis:i0i ,. ... 21st & 22nd November.
StbIs ., ., 23rd & 24th November.
C, lli uii: .. ., 25th & 26th Nov-mbt'r.
(Gretnadiles ,, ,, 28th Novembt-r-8th December. 1955.


20th Octoiier. 1955.


STATEMENT OF CURRENCY NOTE CIR-
CULATION IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN
TERRITORIES (EASTERN GROUP)
ON 1st OCTOBER. 1955.

Average Circulation during
August, 1955:-
Br. Cariblbean Cur-
rency Notes ...554,299.446.00
Dnmonetized Govt.
notes (outstanding)... 1,339.324.00)


British Caribbean Cur-
rency Notes in circu-
lation on lot Octo-
her 1955 :-
Trinidad & Toblago
(including Mont-
serrat) ...
Barbados ...
British Guiana ...
Grenada ...
St. Vincent ...
St. Lucia ...
Dominica ...
Antigua ...
St. Kitts ...

Total British Caribbean
Currency Notes ...

Demonetized Trini-
dad & Tobago Govt.
notes outstand-
ing ...
Demonetized Brit-
ish Guiana Govt.
notes outstand-
ing


$55,638,7701.00






$27,602,253.00
5,335,625.00
13,878,320.-50
1,939.100.00
504.4t, ii, i
934.000.00
1,094.400.00
1,545.300.00
1,519,500.00


$54,352,,9S.50




$ 894,142.00


315,392.50


S. A. ANDERSON, Lieut.-Col.,
Licensing Authority.


Demonetized Bar-
bados Govt. notes
outstanding ... 85,659.00

Total demonetized Govt.
notes outstanding ... $1,295,193.50

Total circulation
on 1st Oct. 1955 ... $55,648,092.00

L. SPENCE,
Executive Commissioner,
British Caribbean Currency
Board.
BRITISH CARIBBEAN CURRENCY
BOARD,
TREASURY CHAMBERS,
PORT-OF-SPAIN,
TRINIDAD, B.W.I..


CUSTOMS NOTICE.

The following boat described below
was found drifting at s(a ii the St.
Vincent-St. Lucia Channel, and is now
detained by the Revenue Office at
Barrouallie:-
Descrip/io? o/ Boat:-
Btildi-Wood.
Colour-Red bottom, White Centre
(hull) Red border.
Marks k Nos.-"DINAH"-M 155.
31esni eientEs-14' 10" x 5' x 2' 6"

JAMES H. D. COX.
for Receiver of Wrecks.
H.M. OPSTOMS,
ST. VINCENT,
8th October, 1955.













352 SAINT VINCENT, TUESDAY. 1 NOVEMBER, 1955.-(No. 60).


POST OFFICE NOTICE.

POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS


T''h latest dlats f(or posting to ensure i-li\ery to
C(iiristmas );iay are as follows:-


(iestinaiion b)(fore


Destination 'ac, Airmail
Letters etc., Parcels Letters
U.K. & Enurop ... ec. e1 t De'. 1st )ec. th
U.S.A. & Canad2 ... ., 3r, ,. 2n, .. 12th
Trinidiad & Totago ... 10th ,, 10th ,, 15th
W est Inldi's (Other 3 ... 3r.. 15t,
Inlan, ... .... 21st 21st -- -


If suitable opportunities offer. Suppleiiientary Christmas mails will be
despatched.

McD. SMITH,
Colonial Postmaster.
General Post Office.
St. Vincent. B.W.I.
Ist Novembert, 1955.


POST OFFICE NOTICE.

Boxholders are hereby notified that
the Letter Boxes will be available be-
tween the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
daily except on Sundays and Public
Holidays commencing Monday 24th
October, 1955 during the period when
the General Post Office is housed in the
building formerly used by the Public
Works Department.

McD. SMITH,
Colonial Postmaster.
21st October, 1955.


NOTICE TO MARINERS.

ANTIGUA, B.W.I.-BELL BUOY
MOORED.

The Bell Bnoy which had been
removed for repairs has been replaced
near to the southwest extremity of
Warrington Bank in St. John's road-
stead.

E. BLANCHARD,
Harbourmaster.
4th October, 1955.
(J. 13/1946).


PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT.
f Price 24 cents. I

















SAINT VINCENT.


No. of 1955.









BILL FOR


AN ORDINANCE to repeal and replace the Central Water Dis-
tribution Authority Ordinance, 1950.


Enacted by the Legislature of' Saint Vincent.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Water Distribution
Ordinance, 1955, and! shall come into force on the first day of
January, 1956.

2. In this Ordinance-
"animal" includes birds, reptiles and fish;
"annual value" in relation to any premises, means the
annual value thereof ascertained in the manner pro-
vided by section 20;
"tax roll" means the relevant tax roll prepared under the
Land and House Tax Ordinance, and annual taxable
value" shall be the value stated on the relevant tax
roll;
"distribution area" means an area, constituted under sec-
tion 12, within which the Superintendeni of Works
distributes or may distribute water in accordance with
the provisions of this Ordinance;


Short title and
commencement


Interpretation.





Cap 194.







No. Water Distribution. 1955.

"distributing main" means any pipeline (including valves
and other accessories thereto) the property of the
Government of the Colony, through which water is
carried or is intended to be carried for supply to con-
sumers generally, but does not include a service as
hereinafter defined;
"distribution system" means the service reservoirs, tanks,
cisterns, tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, distributing
mains, pipes, standpipes, sluices, valves, meters, pumps,
engines, and other machinery, .buildings, structures
and appliances, whether constructed or under construc-
tion, which are used or are intended to be used by
or ori behalf of the Government of the Colony for the
storage, carrying, distribution, measurement or regu-
lation of water or for purposes ancillary thereto, but
does not include a service as hereinafter defined;
"domestic use" means a use which is not a non-domestic
use as hereinafter defined;
"land" has the meaning assigned to it by the Interpreta-
Cap. 72. tion Ordinance, but does not include any land com-
prised in a street;
"Local Distribution Authority" means any Small Town
Board, Village Council, Corporation, and any person
or persons declared by order- of the Governor in Council
to be a Local Distribution Authority for the purposes
of this Ordinance;
"meter" means any appliance used to measure estimate
or regulate the amount of water taken from the
distribution system;
"non-domestic use" means use in any trade or manufac-
ture, o0 for washing commercial vehicles or for irriga-
tion or watering of land cultivated or occupied as a
means of pecuniary profit, or for public or private
fountains, or for ornamental purposes, or for the sup-
ply of ponds, or tanks, or for laundries, public wash
houses, public baths, public garages or petrol stations,
or for ships, vessels or boats, or for other purposes
which the Superintendent of Works may from time to
time prescribe to be non-domestic purposes;
"owner" means the holder of any premises as owner
thereof or under lease, licence, or otherwise, or the
immediate landlord of any premises, or the agent of
any such owner or landlord who is absent or under
disability, or, if there is no such agent, the occupier
of the premises;
"premises" includes a house, tenement, store, warehouse,
shop, and every other building, a yard whether open
or enclosed, and every piece or parcel of land;







Water Distribution.


"public stand-pipe" means any fountain, stand-pipe, dip-
per, valve, tap or appliance used or intended to be
used for supplying water to the public generally or to a
section of the public, and in respect of which water
service rate or metered service charges are not levied;
"Registrar" means Registrar of the Supreme Court of
Judicature and includes his deputy or clerk;
"service" means all pipes, valves, cisterns, cocks, fittings
and other appliances (not including a meter) by or
through which water flows, or is intended to flow,
from a distributing main to any premises;
"street" includes any highway,, including a highway over
any bridge, and any road, lane, footway, square, court,
alley or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not and
whether the public have a right of way thereover or
not; and the pavement of a street and 11 channels,
drains and ditches at the side of a street shall be
deemed to be part of the street;
"way-leave" means a right to the user of land for the
laying of tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, distributing
mains, services, pipes or other structures and appli-
ances, and accessories thereto, together with the right
of access to and of opening up such land from time
to time for the inspection, maintenance, renewal, re-
pair, replacement or removal of the works, and the
right to restore .any such land which has been opened
up, without in any such case affecting the ownership
of such land.

PART II.

THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.
3. (1) It shall be the duty) of the Superintendent of Works
to maintain the distribution system, "and to operate the same
in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance, and the
Superintendent of Works is hereby empowered to do all such
things as may be expedient for, or ancillary to, the perform-
ance of this duty.
(2) It shall be lawful 'for the Superintendent of Works
from time to'time to' alter or extend the distribution system in
so far as may be expedient for the performance of his duties
under this Ordinance.
4. (1) The Governor may, to such extent and on such
terms and conditions as he may think fit, make available Crown
Lands for the use of the Superintendent of Works in the per-
formance of his duties under this Ordinance.


Ma intenance,
operation.
etc. of the
distribution
system.





Crown lands
may be made
available
for use of
Superintendent
of Works.


1955.







Water Distribution.


No. 22 of 1946.



Acquisition
and disposal
of moveable
property by the
SuDerintendent
of Works.

Power to place
distribution
mains, etc..
on over or
under streets-


(2) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that
land may be acquired by the Crown compulsorily under the
Land Acquisition Ordinance, 1946, for the purpose of being
made available for the use of the Superintendent of Works as
aforesaid or for the protection of the distribution system.

5. The Superintendent of Works may purchase or otherwise
acquire moveable property for use in the performance of his
duties under this Ordinance, and may sell or otherwise dispose
of any moveable property so .acquired when it is no longer re-
quired or suitable for such use.


6. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Super-
intendent of Works may cause tunnels, conduits, aqueducts, dis-
tributing mains, pipes, services and other structures and appli-
ances and accessories thereto, to be laid down on, over or under
any street or any place laid out as or intended for a. street, and
shall at all times have the right of access to and of opening up
any such street or place for the purpose of inspecting, renew-
ing, repairing, replacing or removing any such works, and shall
at all times have the right of access to an3y such street or place
which has been opened up by him for the purpose of restoring
the same.
(2) Except in cases of emergency, the powers conferred
by subsection (1) shall not be exercised by the Superintendent
of Works in any case unless he shall have caused notice in writ-
ing describing the particular work. intended to be done to be
served on the person interested (as hereinafter defined) at
least fourteen days before the commencement of the work and,
if written notice of objection to the work is served on the Super-
intendent of Works within the said fourteen days by or on
behalf of the person interested, until such objection has been
upheld or overruled by the Governor in Council. The decision
of the Governor in Council shall be final and shall not be ques-
tioned in any court.
(3) A notice, required by subsection (2) to be served by
the Superintendent of Works on any person to whom paragraph
(b) of the definition of "person interested" in subsection (6)
hereof relates, may, without prejudice, to any method of service
sanctioned by regulations under this Ordinance, be served by
S:..... the same to a notice board in the street or place con-
cerned and the Superintendent of Works is hereby authorised
to erect any such notice board as may be necessary for such
purpose.
(4) Where the Superintendent of Works shall have opened
up any street or place in pursuance Qf the powers conifrred by
subsection (1), the following provisions shall .have effect,
namely-


1955.




1. 1 1


Water Distribution.


(a) the Superintendent of Works shall, with all convenient
speed complete the work on account of which the street
or place was opened up and fill in the ground and
make good the surface and generally restore such
street or place to as good a condition, as that in which
it was before being opened up;
(b) the Superintendent of Works shall cause the place
where any street or place is opened up to be protected
and properly lighted by night.
(5) In .the exercise of the powers conferred by subsection
(1) hereof, Jhe Superintendent of Works shall not stop or impede -
traffic in any street or place, or into or out of any street or place,
further than is necessary for the proper execution if the work.
(6) In this section-
"person interested" means-
(a) in the case of any such street or place .as is men-
tioned in subsection (1), being a street or place
which is declared by any enactment for the time
being in force to be repairable by any statutory
corporation or body, such corporation or body;
(b) in the case of any such street or place other than
a street or place described in paragraph (a) of
this subsection, the ownier of such street or place.

7. (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Super-
intendent of Works may acquire compulsorily over any land any
way-leave which he may deem necessary or desirable for the
performance of his duties under this Ordinance.
(2) Whenever the Superintendent of Works desires to
acquire compulsorily a way-leave over any land, he shall cause
to be prepared-
(a) a detailed description (hereinafter referred to as "the
description") of the proposed way-leave and of the
period for which it is sought (if it is sought for a
fixed period) and of its location and of the works
contemplated; and
(b) a survey plan (hereinafter referred to as 'the plan")
indicating the location of the way-leave.
(3) The Superintendent of Works shall give notice of his
intention to acquire the way-leave-
(a) by publishing in not less than two issues of the Gazette,
and of a local newspaper, (if -any) a notice setting
forth the description, and naming a place where the
plan may be inspected, and specifying the time (which
shall not be less than fourteen days from ,the dafe of -
the last of the publications) and manner in which
objections may be made; and


Compulsory
acquisition of
way-leaves
over land.


No.


1955.







No. Water Distribution. 1955.

(b) by causing a like notice to be exhibited conspicuously
in a convenient place or places in or near the area
affected by the proposed way-leave not later than the
date of the last of the publications contemplated by
paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(4) Within the time specified in ,the notice mentioned in
subsection (3) of this section, any person claiming that the
granting of the way-leave will cause him loss, damage or injury
may give notice in writing .to the Clerk of the Executive, Council
of his objection to the way-leave and of the grounds thereof,
and thereupon the Governor in Council shall consider the descrip-
tion and the plan and the notice of objection, and either uphold
or overrule the objection. When the Governor in Council over-
rules an objection, he may nevertheless direct that the descrip-
tion and plan shall be modified in such manner as he may
think fit. The decision of the Governor in Council shall be
final and shall not be called in question in any court.
(5) After the expiration of the period allowed for object-
ions (if no notice of object has been given during that period),
or after all objections have been overruled (if no objection of
which notice has been given is upheld), the Superintendent of
Works may cause a certificate in the form in, the First Schedule
First thereto, signed by the Superintendent of Works and the Clerk
Schedule. of the Council setting out the description (or the modified
description) and having the plan (or the modified plan) annex-
ed, to be registered by the Registrar under the provisions of the
Registration of Documentr Ordinance, 1937, without charge
No. 30 of 1937. and without proof of due execution. Certificates so registered
I shall be indexed by the Registrar in such manner as he may
deem convenient and all persons, shall be at liberty to inspect
and search any such register and index on payment of the
sum of twenty-four cents.
(6) When a certificate has been duly issued and lodged
in accordance with this section, the way-leave described in the
certificate shall be deemed to have been duly granted to the
Superintendent of Works and shall be binding as against all
persons.
(7) On production to the Registrar of a certificate signed
by the Superintendent of Works discharging any lands from any
way-leave acquired under this section the Registrar shall endorse
a reference to such discharge on the relevant certificate lodged
under subsection (5) of this section, and thereupon the land
shall be discharged from the way-leave.
(8) Compensation shall -be paid by the Superintendent
of Works in respect of any loss, damage or injury which, at the
time a way-leave is acquired under this section, may be expected
to be caused by the way-leave. Such compensation may take
the form of a sum of money payable forthwith, or a fixed period-






Water Di~stributfan.


ical payment so long as 'the way-leave continues, or both:
Provided that the period (if any) of the way-leave and any
agreement which may have been made, or undertaking which
nay be given, by the Superintendent of Works as to the future
restoration in whole or in part of the land to which the way-
leave relates shall be taken into account in determining the
compensation payable.


(9) Any claim to .compensation under subsection (8) may,
in default of agreement or arbitration, be heard and determined
in Chambers by a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands on the application of the Super-
intendent of Works or the claimant. The decision of the Judge
in Chambers shall be final on all matterstincluding costs.
(10) Rules of Court may be made under the Supreme Court
Ordinance for implementing subsection (9), and in particular
and without prejudice to the generality of this power, such Rules
may be made as to the practice and procedure to be followed
in relation to applications under the said subsection, as to the
costs and fees thereon, as to the payment of compensation into
Court in appropriate cases and the investment and disposal of
moneys in Court, and as to any ancillary or consequential
matters..

8. For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that
the Superintendent of Works shall 'be entitled to acquire by
agreement any way-leave which he may deem necessary or
desirable for the performance of his duties under this Ordin-
ance.

9. (1) For the purpose of ascertaining the practicability
or expediency of altering or extending the distribution system
in any manner, it shall be lawful for any person acting under
the general or special written directions of .the Superintendent
of Works-
(a) to enter upon and survey any land and take levels
thereon;
(b) to dig and bore under the subsoil of such land;
(c) to do all such other things as may be incidental to or
necessary for the purposes aforesaid:
Provided that-
(i) except in cases in which the Governor in Coun-
cil has directed by notification in the Gazette
that -the powers conferred by this subsection
may, subject to the next succeeding proviso, be
exercised without notice, such person shall not
enter upon any land without giving at least
twenty-four hours notice in writing to the occu-
pier thereof; and


No. 5 of 1941.









Acquisition of
way-leaves by
agreement.


Powers of the
Superintendent .
of Works to
enter on land
for purposes of
survey, etc.


"* .: ..V' -*


955.




8


No. Water Distribution. 1955.

(ii) such person shall not in any event enter into
any building without the consent of the occu-
oier thereof without giving at least twenty-four
hours notice in writing to such fccupier; and
(iii) compensation shall be paid by the Superintend-
ent of Works for any loss, damage or injury
caused by reason of the exercise of the powers
conferred by this section, and, in default of
agreement or arbitration, may be sued for in
an action in the appropriate court as though
the claim for compensation was a claim for
damages against a private person:' and all pro-
visions of law relating to actions for damages
against private persons (including provisions as
to limitation of action) shall apply mutatis
mutandis in relation to such actions for com-
pensation against the Superintendent of Works
notwithcfanding the provisions of the Public
Gap. 141. Officers Protection Ordinance.
(2) Any notice required by this section to be given to the
occupier of any land may be served by delivering the same to
such occupier or by delivering the same to any adult person at
the usual oq last known place of abode or business of the occu-
pier or by sending the same in a registered letter addressed to
the occupier at his usual or last known place of abode or business
or by fixing the same in a conspicuous place on the land.

temporary 10. (1) For the execution of any alteration to, or extex-
rights. sion of, the distribution system, it shall be lawful for all persons
employed or authorised in writing by the Superintendent of
Works-'
(a) to enter upon auy land;
(b) to take therefrom stones and earth;
(c) to erect provisionally on such land, within six hun-
dred fee of the works which are being or are to be
executed, labourers' camps, workshops, forges and
places for mixing and preparing materials for the
w6rks;
(d) to provide a passage for materials and for all persons
connected with the works;
Provided that at least twenty-four hours notice in writing
shall be given in the manner provided in subsection (2) of section
9 to the occupier of the land entered.
(2) Compensation shall be paid by the Superintendent of
Works for the Value of stones and earth taken as aforesaid, and
for any loss damage or injury caused by the exercise of the
powers conferred by this section, and for any prejudice caused







Water. Distribution. 9.


by the temporary servitudes authorised by this section. Any
such compensation, in default of agreement or arbitration, may
be sued for in an action in the appropriate court as though the
claim for compensation was a claim for damages against a
private person; and all provisions of law relating to actions
for damages against private persons (including *provisions as
to limitation of action) shall apply mutatis mutandis in rela-
tion to such actions for compensation against the Superintend-
ent of Works notwithstanding the provisions of the Public
Officers Protection Ordinance.
(3) This section shall not hdve effect, except with the occu-
pier's consent, in relation to land forming the whole or any part
of a garden or orchard or the curtilMge of a dwelling house or
factory, or to ornamental land.

P.RT III.

ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF WATER BY THE
SUPERINTENDENT OF WORKS.
11. With the approval of the Governor in Council but not
otherwise, the Superintendent of Works may enter into an agree-
ment with any Local Distribution Authority or 6ther person on
such terms and conditions as the Governor in. Council may
approve, for the sale and delivery of water in bulk by such Local
Distribution Authority or person to the Government of the
Colony.

12. (1) The Governor in Council may by proclamation
published in the Gazette declare that any area specified in such
proclamation shall be a distribution area for the purposes of
this. Ordinance. 1
(2) The Governor in Council may by proclamation pub-
lished in the Gazette alter or extend the boundaries of any
distribution area, or amalgamate any two or more distribution
areas, or declare that any area, as to the whole or any part
thereof, shall cease to be a distribution area.

13. (1) It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works
and any Local Distribution Authority, with the, approval. of
the Governor in Council, to conclude a special agreement for
the supply'of water in bulk by the former to the letter, on such
terms and conditions as may be thought fit, and in particular
any such agreement may notwithstanding anything in any
la'w to the contrary, contain any such, terms and conditions as
may be thought appropriate to secure that, as far as may be
pra.ticable, the Loeal Distribution Authority does not make a
profit out Of the distribution or sale of water while the agree-
ment is in force.


Cap 141.


* Acquisition
of vvater by
Superintendent
of Works.


Distribution
arpea'.







Supply of
water under
special
agreement.


1955.










(2) It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works,
with the approval of the Governor in Council, to enter into a
special agreement with any person other than a' Local Distri-
bution Authority for the supply of water by the Government
to such person either within a distribution area or outside the
distribution areas and either in bulk or otherwise on such terms
and conditions as may be thought fit: Provided that the Gov-
ernor in Council shall not 'approve an agreement by the Super-
intendent of Works to supply water within the water district,
of a Local Distribution Authority unless either the Loqal
Distribution Authority consents or the Governor in Council is
satisfied that the Local Distribution Authority cannot or will
not itself provide a reasonable supply in the particular case on
reasonable terms.


14., It shall be lawful but not, obligatory for the Superin-
tendent of Works to erect, maintain and keep supplied with
water in such places within a distribution area as he shall deem
fit public stand-pipes for the public use, and to remove any
such stand-pipe which, in his opinion is no longer required.

15. (1) It shall be lawful but not obligatory for the Super-
intendent of Works to supply water either within a distribution
area or outside .the distribution areas and either in bulk or.
otherwise by means qf services: Provided always that if the
Superintendent of Works shall, supply water by means of a ser-
vice to any premises the annual taxable value of which is less
than twenty-four dollars the general water rate and the water
service rate (or the general water rate where there is .a
metered service) shall be calculated on the basis of an annual
taxable value of not less than twenty-four dollars.
(2) Except where the water is to be supplied to a Local
Distribution Authority or to some person in the water district
of a Local Distribution Authority. the power conferred by this
section may! be exercised without a special agreement and with-
out the approval of the Governor in Council but' services outside
the distribution areas shall, in the absence of a special agree-
ment to the contrary, be metered.
(3) This section shall be without prejudice to the opera-
tion of section 13 of this Ordinance.

16. (1) The Superintendent oi Works may, upon the appli-
cation of the owner of any premises and the acceptance by
such owner of the quotation of the Superintendent of Works
for the world and' the payment of such deposit in respect of the
price quoted as the Superintendent of Works may deem reason-
able, cause a service for the supply of such, premises to be laid
oril to such premises from a distributing main.


Public
stand-pipes.




Supply ,by
services.

















Installation
of services.


No.


Vater Mstrtbution.


1955.




I 1


No. Water Distribution. 1955.

(2) The whole cost of construction of any such service
shall be paid for by the owner of the premises at the price quot-
ed by the Superintendent, of Works and accepted by the Owner,
but only so much thereof as is not laid under the soil of a
street shall be deemed the property of such owner,
(3) Any way-leave and any other permission to lay a
service on, over or under any land other than a street inter-
vening between the distributing main and the premises shall
be obtained by and at the expense of the owner of the premises.
(4) The parts of all services not laid under the soil of a
street shall be maintained by the Superintendent of Works at
the cost of the owner of the premises.
(5) The Superintendent of Works may from time to time
effect repairs to the service in any premises whenever he shall
think necessary, or at the request of the owner or occupier
thereof and at the cost of the owner or occupier who may be
required first to deposit the price quoted by the Superintendent
of Works for such repairs. The amount to be paid by the owner
or occupier shall in any event be the quotation of the Superin-
tendent of Works for the repairs.
(6) Any person acting by the general or special directions
of the Superintendent of Works may enter any premises at all
reasonable times between the, hours of seven o'clock in the
morning and five o'clock in the afternoon to inspect and examine
any service therein, or any alteration or addition which is
being, or has been, made to any service therein, or to ascertain
if there be any waste of water from, any cause whatsoever, and
make such excavations and remove such materials as may be
deemed necessary for the purpose of such inspection and exam-
ination, afterwards making good the same.
(7) No alteration or addition to anty service shall be made
without the consent of the Superintendent of Works.

PART IV.

RATS AND CHARGES, ETC.
17. (1) The Superintendent of Works shall levy a general Rates
water rate or rates and a water service rate or rates in distri- leviable.
bution areas in accordance with the provisions of this Ordin-
ance.
(2) A general water rate or a water service rate may be
made to apply to all distribution areas or, different rates may
be fixed for different distribution areas or parts of distribution
areas or for different classes of premises or, in the case of a
water service rate, for different classes of supply.
(3) All such rates shall be payable in such manner and
at such times (whether fixed by reference to the service of a





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Wrter Distribution.


1955.


notice of demand or otherwise) as the Superintendent of Works
shall prescribe.


Provisions as
to rates.


Special
charges.


18. Subject to such exceptions as may be prescribed by
the Superintendent of Works and to the terms of any special
agreements made under section 13-
(b) a water service rate shall be levied on all premises sit-
situate in distribution areas which are with. a distance
of one quarter of a. mile from a public stand-pipe,
whether such premises are supplied with water by
means of a service to such premises or not;
(b) a water service rate shall be lived bn all premises sit-
uat6 in distribution areas which are supplied by means
of an unmetered service to such premises.


19. (1) The Superintendent of Works may prescribe special
charges, either in lieu of or in addition to any water service
rate which may be payable, in distribution, areas generally or in
specified distribution areas or parts of distribution areas or in
respect of specified classes or descriptions of premises or in
respect of specified classes or descriptions of supply or in respect
of taps, urinals, water closet5, troughs, baths or other like fittings
or contrivances, and may reserve to itself the right to decide
to which category any premises, supply, fitting or contrivance
\ belongs.
(2) Charges levied under this section shall be payable by
the owner of the premises in respect of such periods and in
such manner and at such times (whether fixed by reference
to the service of a notice of demand or otherwise) as the Super-
intendent of Works may prescribe and shall be subject to such
rebates and refunds, when the circumstances giving rise to the
charge are in existence during a portion only., of the period
in respect of which the !4arge is ordinarily leviable, as the
Superintendent of Works may prescribe.
(3) The Superintendent of Works may decline to supply
water from any fittings or contrivances which are not of a
type approved by him.
(4) The right to levy any special charge,. under this
section shall be subject to the terms of any special agreement
made under section 13.


Ascertainment
of annual
value of
premises.

Cap. 194.


20. (1) The Treasurer shall, when requested by or on
behalf of the Superintendent of Works, deliver t: the Super-
intendent of Works copies certified by him of so much of the
current tax rolls prepared under the provisions of the Land and
House Tax Ordinance, as relate to premises in distribution areas
or as relate to any such premises as may be specilded by or on
behalf of the Superintendent of Works and shall, whether re-
quested by or on behalf! of the Superintendent of Works or not,


No.







No. Water Distribution. 1955.

forthwith deliver to the Superintendent of Works copies certified
by himn of any, corrections in, or additions to, any current tax
rolls relating to premises in distribution areas.
(2) The annual value of premises for the purposes of this
Ordinance shall be the annual taxable value thereof as stated
from time to time in the current tax rolls: Provided that-
(a) where premises -chargeable with a general water rate
or a water service rate as a separate entity are not
so valued in the current tax roll, or where premises
valued in the current tax roll as one property ought,
in the opinion of the Superintendent of Works, to be
valued separately for the purposes of this Ordinance
or where premises separately assessed in the .current
tax roll ought, in the opinion of the Superintendent
of Works, ,to be valued as one property for the pur-
poses of this Ordinance, or where premises have from
any cause whatsoever been omitted frorm the current
tax roll, the annual value of such premises for any
year shall be such sum as the Superintendent of Works
shall from time to time calculate to the best of his
skill and ability to be just;
(b) where a service is laid on in any premises and the
water from such service is, with the consent of the
Superintendent of Works, used in such premises and
adjoining premises of the same owner but separately
valued in the current tax roll, the annual value of
the two premises for the purpose of calculating the
water service rate shall be the aggregate of the valu-
ations of the premises in the current tax roll;
(c) where machinery is liable to the general water rate
or water service. late as part of any premises, the
annual value of the premises shall be taken to be a
sum equal to the total of the annual value of the
premises apart from the machinery and, the annual
value of the machinery; and the annual value of the
machinery shall be taken to be a percentage of its
capital value calculated in accordance with the follow-
ing table:-
Capital value of machinery. Percentage.
On the first $100,000 or less ...... ...... ...... 4
On any excess over $100,000 not exceeding
$250,000 2...... ...... ...... ...... ..... -21/2
On any excess over $250,000 not exceeding
$500,000 ..... ...... ........... 2
On any excess over $500,000 ...... ...... ...... 1
For the purposes of this paragraph, all premises of one under-
taking in one place which are liable to the rate shall be taxed
as one premises.






No. Water Distributton. 1995.

The annual value of the premises apart from the machinery
and the capital value of the machinery shall be ascertained as
follows:-
(i) where the total annual taxable value of the premises
and machinery as shown in the current tax roll is
equal to the total of the annual taxable value of the
premises apart from machinery and the annual tax-
able value of the machinery, as disclosed, in the return
on which the current tax roll is based, the annual
value of the premises apart from machinery shall be
the annual taxable value thereof as so disclosed and
the capital value of the machinery shall te the sum
which at six per centum per annum would produce
the amount of the annual taxable value of the ma-
chinery as so disclosed;
(ii) in any other case, the annual value of the promises
apart from the machinery and the capital value of
the machinery shall be such sums as the superintend-
ent of Works shall from time to time calculate to the
best of his skill and ability to be just.
(3) Whenever the Superintendent of Works is unable to
calculate the annual value of premises from the figures shown.
in the current tax roll or, in the case referred to in paragraph
(2) of subsection (2) of this section from, the figures disclosed
in the return on which the current tax rolls are based as provided
for in that, pararaph, then the assessment by the Superintendent
of Works of the annual value of the premises shall be binding
and conclusive on all parties unless the person accountable for,
the rate, not later than fourteen days after the service of a
notice of assessment on him by the Superintendent of Works
in the prescribed manner, cause notice in writing to be given
to the Magistrate of the District and to the Superintendent of
Works of his intention of appealing against the assessment; and
the Magistrate shall hear and determine such appeal, and may
in his discretion award such costs as he thinks proper to any
party, and the payment of such costs may be enforced in the
same manner as the payment of a penalty is enforced under
the Summary Conviction Offences Ordinance. The lodging of
Cap. 14. an appeal under this subsection shall not absolve the person
accountable for the rate from his obligation to pay the same
on the date on which it becomes due or from any consequences
of non-payment upon such date. Any increase in the amount
of the rate payable consequent upon the decision of a Magis-
trate under this subsection shall become payable immediately
after the date of the decision unless the rate itself has not
become payable on or before that date, and any reduction in
the amount of the rate consequent upon any such decision shall,
if the rate has been paid, be given effect to by .the Superintend-
ent of Works ad sooner a, may be after the date of the decision.


!









No. Waler Distribution. 1095.


(4) The Magistrate shall have power to summon the par-
ties and witnesses to attend before him on such days as he may
fix for the hearing of the appeal and to give evidence or pro-
duce documents; and any person failing to comply with a
summons to attend as aforesaid, shall be liable to be apprehend-
ed, and every person refusing to give evidence orl oath or
refusing or neglecting without lawful excuse to produce any
document shall be liable to be committed to prison in the same
manner as though the appeal were' a, matter coming within the
ordinary summary jurisdiction of the Magistrate.
(5) The decision! by the Magistrate of any question of fact
shall be final and conclusive.
21. (1) The Governor in Council shall from time to time
fix the general water rates and water service rates applicable
to .the period 1st of January to 31st December (both dates in-
cluded) of each year.
(2) Such rates shall be a percentage of the annual value
of the premises in respect of which they are leviable, such
annual value being taken to be the annual value as on the 1st
of January or, where premises become liable to the rate after
the 1st of January, the annual value of the premises on the
date on which they become so liable: Provided that in the
case of premises the annual value of which is less than twelve
dollars and in the case of barracks, general water rates shall
be such sums as may be fixed by the Superintendent of Works
in lieu of the percentage of the annual value.
(3) The amount to be paid shall, subject as hereafter pro-
vided, be taken to be the amount which would be payable if
the premises were liable to the rate during the whole of the
annual period: Provided that-
(a) where the premises are liable to the rate during a
portion only of the annual period a rebate or refund
shall be made of sn amount in respect of each com-
plete month of the annual period during which the
premises, were not liable to the rate equivalent to one-
twelfth of the amount which, but for this .proviso,
would have been payable for the whole of the annual
period;
(b) where there is a decrease in the annual value of the
premises subsequent to the date on which the annual
value of the premises is required by this section to be
ascertained, a rebate or refund shall be, made of an
amount in respect of each complete month of the
annual period during which the decreased annual
value applied to the premises equivalent to one-twelfth
of the difference .between the amount which would
have been payable for the whole of -the annual period
if there had been no decrease and the amount which


Fixing general
water rates
and Water
service rates.


Water Dtshlbtton.


No.


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No~~ Water Distribwuton.195


would have been payable for the whole of the annual
period if the decreased annual value had been the
annual value throughout that period;
(c) where there is an increase in the -annual value of the
premises subsequent to the date on which the annual
value of the premises is required by this section to be
ascertained, there shall be paid, in addition to the
'amount which would have been payable if there had
been no such increase, an amount in respect of each
complete month of the annual period during which
the increased annual value applied to the premises
equivalent to one-twelfth of the difference between
the amount which would have been payable for the
whole of the annual period if the increased annual
value had been the annual value throughout that
period and the amount which would have been pay-
able for the whole of the annual period if there had
been no increase.

22. General water rates and water service rates shall be
payable by the owners of the premises in respect of which they
are leviable.

23. (1) It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works
to require that any water supply connected to a distributing main
shall be metered, and to prescribe the charges to be paid by the
owner of the metered premises for or in connection with the
installation, use, testing and removal of any meter or class of
meter, and to prescribe the charges which, subject to the terms
of any special agreement made under section 13 shall be payable
by the owner of the premises for water supplied through the
meter.
(2) Any such charge for water supplied through meters
may be made to apply to premises generally or may be made
to apply to any specified class or description of premises or to
any specified class or description of supply.
(3) Charges leviable under this section shall be assessed
and payable in such manner and shall be due at such times
and in such circumstances Ps the Superintendent of Works may
prescribe.

24. (1) The Governor in Council may remit the whole or
any part of' the sums due or to become due in respect of any
rate or charge when-
(a) any building in respect of which the rate or charge
is fixed is destroyed or removed; or
(b) the person liable for the' payment of a water service
rate or of a charge, other than a charge for water


Liability of
owners to
pay rates.

Metered
supplies.


Remissions.


No.


1955.






Wqtter Distribution. 95


supplied by meter; cannot, through no fault of his,
obtain a normal supply of water: or
(c) there is some cause which prevents the person liable
for the payment of the rate or charge fiom having,
if he so desires, reasonably easy access to the water
supply; or
(d) there has been an commission on the part, of the ser-
vants of the Government to disconnect any service
which should have been disconnected.
(2) It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council in any
case in which it may appear to him to, be just so to do, after
giving the Superintendent of Works an opportunity of record-
ing his views, to direct the Superintendent of Works to refund
or remit the whole or any part of any sum paid or payable in
respect of any rate or charge leviable under this Ordinance.

25. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works by
notification in the Gazette to declare the offices or places at
which rates or charges shall be paid.


26. (1) It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works
to accept part payments made by any person on account of the
total amount due by such person in respect of rates, charges,
or sums due under or by virtue of this, Ordinance or any regu-
lations thereunder: Provided that no sum of less than two
dollars shall be accepted in part payment unless it be in final
settlement of the.total amount due.
Any part payment may be appropriated by the Superin-
tendent of Works ,to any of the debts due to the Government
by the person making the part payment.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prejudice any of the
provisions of sections 27 and 28 of this Ordinance.

27. Any rate, charge or sum due and payable under or by
virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations thereunder, if unpaid
at the expiration of three months after the same shall have
become due and payable shall be increased at the rate of six
per centum: Provided that it shall be lawful for the Super-
intendent of Works in any case in which it shall appear to
him that there is just cause for doing so, to remit such per-
centage increase in whole or in part.

28. (1) Any rate, charge, or sum due and payable under
or by virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations thereunder,
shall after the expiration .of three months from the time the
same became due and payable and until paid be a charge on
the premises upon and in respect whereof such rate, charge, or
isum is due and payable; and, without prejudice to such charge,


Place of
payment of
rates and
charges.

Part payments.


increase of
six per centum
on arrears.





Rates, etc., to.
be a charge
on pi emises,
an"' recovery
of such rates.


1955.







water DibtrbuUtn 155


Cap. 194.


Funds at
disposal of
Superintendent
of Works.






Submission
of estimates.


and jo the power of sale conferred by the Land and House Tax
Ordinance, the amount of such rate, charge, or sum of money
together with the statutory increase (if any), may be recovered
by the Superintendent of Works as a civil, debt from the owner
for the time being of such premises by action in the Magistrate's
Court of .the district without limi of amount, or by distress on.
any goods or chattels includingg any moveable tenement stand-
ing on land forming part of the premises) which may be found
in or upon such premises.
(2) If any rate, charge, or sum due and payable in respect
of any premises by virtue of this Ordinance or any regulations
thereunder remain unpaid after the expiration of three months
from the time the same became due and payable, the Superin-
tendent of Works may, without prejudice to any other remedy
available to him, cut off or disconnect the service to such prem-
ises and keep it cut off or disconnected so long as payment of
the amount due and of the cost of re-establishing the supply
has not ,been made.

PART V.

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

.29. (1) The Governor may, with the approval of the Legis-
lative Council, place at the disposal of the Superintendent of
Works such funds as may be necessary for carrying out his
duties under this Ordinance, either out of the proceeds of loans
raised for the purpose or out of the revenue of the Colony.
(2) Pending, the raising of any such loans, it sball be law-
ful for the Governor by warrant under his hand to authorise
the Treasurer to make payments to the .Superintendent of
Works for the purposes authorised by this Ordinance.

30. The Superintendent of Works shall on or before the 1st
of July in each year submit for the approval of the Governor
and the Legislative Council an estimate of the probable revenue
and expenditure of the Water Distributing System for the twelve
months commencing on the following 1st of January, and such
estimate shall, when approved, not be departed from without
the consent of the Governor and the Legislative Council:
Provided that, if the total expenditure Xor the twelve months
be not exceeded, the Governor in Council may authorise an
excess of expenditure under any sub-head in view of an equiv-
alent saving under some other sub-head or sub-heads: Provided
also that in the event of any unforseen accident causing an
interruption to the water supply, or a serious abatement thereof,
it shall-be lawful for the Superintendent of Works to proceed
forthwith to effect the necessary Works and repairs, and the
cost thereof shall be paid from such funds as the Governor
with the approval of the Legislative Council may direct.
i


1955.







water ,D~8triaton 1q5


PART VI.


MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

31. In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, all
water supplied by the Superintendent of Works shall be deemed
to live been supplied for domestic use only, and all water
supplied to premises by means of a service shall be deemed to
be supplied only 'for normal use in the premises in question.

32. The Superintendent of Works may, without prejudice
to the payment of any water rate or other sum due or to become
due in respect of any water supply, or to any other remedy
under .the provisions of this Ordinance or under any regulation
made thereunder, diminish, withhold, suspend or divert -the
supply of water through the distribution system or 'any part
thereof or through any service whenever it may be expedient
or necessary for the purpose of conserving the water supply or
for protecting, altering, extending, or repairing the distribution
system or for the purpose of ,connecting or repairing services
or in the case of fire.

33. The Superintendent of Works shall acquire, hold and
maintain, for the purposes of the distribution system and of
services, such stock of pipes, cisterns, meters, taps, cocks, 'and
all other materials, appliances and stores as he may deem
requisite and shall, establish a store and a complete system of
store accounts in respect of such pipes, cisterns, meters, taps,
cocks and other materials to the satisfaction of the Treasurer
and the account, of such stores shall be open to audit.

34. The Superintendent of Works may, with tVie approval
of ,the Governor in Council, sell to any person such stores as
iay be required for the construction of a service on any prem-
ises owned by such person at prices not being less than cost.

- 35. If-
(a) water supplied to any premises is used for any purpose
or in any manner not authorised by or under the pro-
visions of this Ordinance or the regulations thereunder,
or \
(b) anything is done or omitted in relation to the supply
of water to any premises which under any such pro-
visions as are designed to prevent waste or contamina-
tion of water -ought not to be done or omitted,
the Superintendent of Works .may, without prejudice to any
other remedy in respect of such act or omission, cut off or dis-
connect the service to the premises so long as the contraven-
tion or default continues or is not remedied.


Use of water
water supply.




Conservation
of supply, &c.









Stock of
pipes and
materials.






Sale of Stores




Power to cut
off water in
certain
circumstances.


1955.










PART VII.

OFFENCES.


Certain
Offences in
relation to
services.


Oftences in
relation to
water supplied
by public
stand-pipe.


36. If any person-
(a) uses any water supplied to any premises for any pur-
pose or in any manner not authorised by or under
this Ordinance or the regulations thereunder; or
(b) makes or retains any unauthorised connection with
any distributing main or service, or makes or retains
any unauthorised alteration of or addition to any ser-
vice; or
(c) abstracts water by any unauthorised means from any
service; or
(d) causes or suffers water supplied by a service to be
wasted, unless such waste is due to a defective ser-
vice and the defect has been reported to the Super-
intendent of Works; or
(e) suffers any service to be out of repair, whereby water
is wasted, without such fact having been reported to
the Superintendent of Works,
he and the occupier of the premises (if he and the ocoupier
are not the same person) -,hall be guilty of a' continuing offence
in respect of each day or part of a day during which the con-
travention continues and halll be liable on summary conviction
to a fine of fifty dollars in respect of the\ first day or part of a
day and to a fine of one dollar in respect of each succeeding
day or part of ai day; and the contravention on any number of
consecutive days or parts of days not exceeding one hundred
and fifty may be made the subject of a single complaint and
prosecution. On the conviction of any person for a contraven-
tion of this section, the Court may direct the forfeiture to the
Crown of any tap, pipe, fitting or other device, used in the con-
travention.

37. (1) No person shall-
(a) make any non-domestic use of water obtained from a
public stand-pipe except under the authority of and
in accordance with any conditions stated in a permit
under the hand of the Superintendent of Works and
subject to the payment in advance of a fee of one
dollar to -the Superintendent of Works; or
(b) sell or dispose of for gain or reward any water obtained
from a public stand-pipe; or
(c) obtain any water from a public stand-pipe by means
of anything connected thereto. I


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1955.







No. WJr Distribution. 1985.

(2) If any person shall contravene any of the provisions
of subsection (1), he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be
liable on summary conviction to a fine of fifty dollars, or on a
second or subsequent conviction to a fine of one hundred dollars.

38. Any person who, without the permission of the Super- Pollution.
intendent of Works-
(a) bathes or fishes in any part of the distribution system;
or
(b) drives or throws any animal into any part of the dis-
tribution system, or washes an animal in any part of
the distribution system or (being in charge of any
animal) suffers that animal to be in any part of the
distribution system; or
(c) washes in or throws into any part of the distribution
system any dead animal or any part of any dead ani-
mal; or
(d) puts or throws into any part of the distribution system
any rubbish, dirt or filth, or any foul offensive or
noisome matter, whether solid or liquid; or
(e) washes or cleanses in any part ,of the distribution
system any cloth, wooX or leather, or the skin of any
animal, or any clothes; or
(f) causes or suffers 4,e water from any sink, privy, sewer,
drain, engine, or boiler, or any foul or filthy water
being and lying upon any land or premises of which
he is the owner or which is under his management
and control or under the management and control of
his servants er agents, to run or flow into any part
of the distribution system; or
(g) otherwise is guilty of any act or omissi )p which, by
itself or with other' acts or omissions, pollutes or is
calculated to pollute the water in the distribution
system,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary
conviction to a fine of one hundred dollars, or on a second or
subsequent conviction to imprisonment for three months or to
a fine of two hundred dollars or to both such imprisonment
and fine.

39. Any person who is guilty of any act or omission which, Impeding or
by itself or with, other acts Or omissions, impedes or interrupts, interrupting
or is calculated to impede or interrupt, the flow' of water in any the flow of ,
part of the distribution system shall be guilty of an offence water.
and shall be liable on summary conviction .to the punishments
mentioned in section 38.







Water Distribu~tion,


Offences
relating to
meters, gauges,
etc.


Injury, etc.,
to property
of the
Government
of thu
Colony.



Abstracting
water from the
distribution
system.


Application
of preceding
provisions of
this Part.


Assault and
obstruction of
officers etc.






Compounding
of certain
offences.


40. Any person who removes or tampers with any meter,
guage or measuring instrument or any level or other appliance
of the Superintendent of Works, shall be guilty of an offence
and shall be liable on summary conviction to the punishments
mentioned in section 38.

41. Any person who shall wilfully damage any part of the
distribution system or any part of a service owned by the Gov-
ernment of the Colony or who shall wilfully open any lock,
cock, valve, tap, meter, pipe, or other equipment belonging to
the Government of the Colony shall bel guilty of an offence and
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of two hundred
dollars or to imprisonment for one year or to both such fine
and imprisonment.

42. Any person who shall by any unauthorised means
abstract water from the distribution system shall be guilty of
an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for six months,
or to both such' fine and .imprisonment.

43. Nothing in the preceding provisions of this Part of this
Ordinance shall'-
(a) prevent the prosecution of any person for any offence
described in, any other law, so long as he is not pUn-
ished twice for the same act or omission;
(b) render unlawful any act or omission done by or on
behalf of the Superintendent of Works or with the
permission of the Superintendent of Works or in pur-
suance of any agreement made with the Superintend-
ent of Works.

44. If any person shall assault, molest, hinder or obstruct
any officer of the Public Works Department or any person
authorised thereto by the Superintendent of Works in making
or attempting to make any entry or inspection authorised by
this Ordinance or any regulations made thereunder, such person
shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of" fifty dollars
or to imprisonment for 'four months, or to both sucb fine and
imprisonment.

45. (1) The Superintendent of Works may accept from
any person who is accused of a minor offence and gives or sends
to him written admission of his guilt and of his consent to be
dealt with by him instead of by a court, a sum of money not
exceeding twenty-five dollars as compensation for the minor
offence.
(2) On the payment of such sum of money to the Super-
intendent of Works, the Superintendent of Works shall issue


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an official receipt therefore, and no further proceedings in respect
of such minor offence shall be ,taken against such person.
(3) The whole of such moneys received under the authority
of this section shall be paid into the Treasury and credited to
general revenue.
(4) In this section, 'minor offence' means any contraven-
tion of any of .the provisions of paragraphs (a) or (c) of sub-
section (1) of section 37 of this Ordinance or oi regulation 21
or regulation 22 of the Regulations contained in the Second
Schedule to this Ordinance.


46. All fines recoverable in respect of any offence under
this Ordinance or any regulation made thereunder shall be paid
,by the Magistrate to the Colonial Treasurer and shall' form
part of the revenue of the Colony.

47. Any offences under this Ordinance or the Regulations
made thereunder may be prosecuted, and all rates, charges,
and all other sums of money payable under the said Ordinance
and regulations may be recovered and enforced in the name of
the Superintendent of Works on the complaint of the Super-
-4cndenr. of Works or of any' officer of the Public Works
Department authorised to ihat effect in writing by the Super-
intendent of Works.

PART IX.
48. (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations
in respect of all or any of the following matters, that is to say-
(a) anything which by this Ordinance may or is to be
prescribed;
(b) the procedure for application for and collection of
rates and charges imposed by or under this Ordinance;
(c) the keeping of accounts of the renewals fund and the
investment of such fund;
(d) the method and manner in which water nmy be taken
from public stand-pipes and ,the regulation of the use
of such water;
(e) the price to be paid and the manner of payment of
all services constructed or laid by the Superintendent
of Works, and the maintenance and repair thereof,
the inspection of services laid otherwise than by the
Superintendent of Works, and for all work to be done
for such services, including the amount, to be paid for
fixing, shifting, testing or repairing meters;
(f) the suspension or curtailment of the water supply;
(g) the construction, laying, fitting, alteration or readjust-
ment of services, including baths, and the nature, size
and pattern thereof and of meters used therewith;


Appropriation
of fines.



Power to .
prosecute.








Regulations.


1955.


Water Dietributt6n.


N .







No. Water Distribution. 1955.

(-h) the prevention of waste of water;
(i) the prevention of the pollution of the distribution
system;
(j) the protection of the distribution system:
(kJ the acquisition %nd keeping of stores and system of
stores' accounts;
(1) the duties of officers of the Public Works Department;
(m) the forms of all notices to be given or sent by the
Superintendent of Works and the issuing and service
thereof;
(n) the supply of water through meters and the control
of meters; and
(o) generally, for more effectually carrying out the provis-
ions of this Ordinance.
(2) Regulations made under this section may prescribe in
respect of any contravention thereof or failure to comply there-
with a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars on summary
conviction.
Second (3) Unless and until varied or revoked by other regula-
Sehedule, tions, the regulations set forth in the Second. Schedule hereto
shall be in force.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE. (Section 7 (5)).

CERTIFICATE OF COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF A WAY-LEAVE.

I hereby certify that, in accordance with the provisions of the Water Dis-
tribution Ordinance, 1955, the Superintendent of Works has duly acquired the
way-leave described below and in the plan annexed.
Notice of intention to acquire the way-leave was duly given in accordance
with the provisions of the said Ordinance.
DESCRIPTION OF THE WAY-LEAVE.
(set out description)
D ated................. ......................................
(S g d .)..... .................................... ...................................
Superintendent of Works.
I hereby certify that no notice of objection to this way-leave was upheld
by the Governor in Council.
(Sgd.) ..... ..................
Clerk of Executive Council.
Lodged with me this day of
(S g d .) ........................................................................... ................
Registrar.








Water Distribution.


THE SECOND SCHEDULE.


(Section 48 (3)).


* REGULATIONS UNDER THE WATER DISTRIBUTION ORDINANCE, 1955.

1. Short title. These Regulations may be cited as the Water Distribution
Regulations, 1955.
2. Exemption from General Water Rate. The following' premises shall be
exempt from the general water rate, namely :-
(a) all premises occupied solely as churches, chapels or places of. public
worship of any religious denomination;
(b) all premises which, although within a distribution area, are supplied
with water by a Local Distribution Authority, with the pcnsent of .the
Superintendent of Works;
(c)" all government buildings and institutions;
(d) all school buildings approved by the Governor in Council.
3. Exemption from Water Service Rate and charge in lieu thereof. All
premises occupied solely as churches, chapels, or places of worship of any religi-
ous denomination, being premises with not more than one tap connected to a
service from the distributing mains, shall be exempt from water service rate
and, in lieu of water service rate, there shall be charged in respect of each
such premises the sum of two dollars per annum. Any such premises having
more than one such tap shall be charged one dollar per annum for each
additional tap.
4. Charges additional to Water Service Rclte. The following charges
shall be levied in addition to the water service rate, namely:-


(a) in respect of each tap on any premises in excess
of normal requirements ...... .. ....


50 cents per
annum.


For the purposes, of this paragraph the expres-
sion "normal requirements" shall mean:-
(i) in the case of premises the annual value
of which does not exceed one hundred
dollars ....... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... O ne tap;
(ii) in the case of premises the annual value
of which exceeds one hundred dollars but
does not exceed three hundred dollars ...... Two taps
(iii) in the case of premises the annual value
of which exceeds three hundred dollars ...... Three ta
and the expression "tap" does not include a
tap taxable under the next succeeding para-
graph or a. bath tap or valve trough tap or
valve.
(b) in respect of each tap situated in a garden or
or field or in such other position as to be suit-
able, in the opinion of the Superintendent of
Works, for use for gardening or irrigation
purposes .... .... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... $3.00 per


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Water Dtstrlbuf4on. 1955.


c) in respect of each water closet or urinal ...... ......
d) in respect of each fixed bath filled by means
of a tap, valve or pipe connected to the distri-
bution system;
(i) not exceeding 100 gallons capacity ......


(ii) exceeding 100 gallons capacity but not
exceeding 300 gallons capacity


(iii) exceeding 300 gallons capacity but not
exceeding 600 gallons capacity ...... ......


(iv) exceeding 600' gallons capacity ...... ......


For the purpose of this paragraph the
capacity of a bath shall be measured to the
level of the overflow.


5. Rules as to charges under Regulations 3 and 4. The annual chargess
specified in Regulations 3 and 4 shall be payable in respect of the period
1st January to 31st December of each year (both days included), or any
part of the said period in which the circumstances giving rise to liability to
the charge exist, of each year: Provided that where 'such .circumstances
exist during a part only of the period a rebate or refund shall be made of
one-twelfth of the charge for each complete month during the period in which
the circumstances did not exist.

6. Regulations as to Metered supplies. The following charges shall be made
for water supplied by meter:-

A. Supplies in Distribution Areas.

(i) in respect of any human dwelling within a
quarter of a mile of a public stand-pipe which
i. not, in the opinion of the Superintendent
of Works, the premises of a charitable insti-
tution ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... 20 cents per 1,000
gallons,
The above charge shall be subject to the
following free allowances:-.
(a~ in the case of a separately serviced build-
ing occupied as one human dwelling ...... 8000 gallons of
water supplied
in any year.


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1955.


$2.00 pyr annum.



5 cents per annum
per gallon of
capacity;

6 cents per annum
per gallon of
capacity;

8 cents per annum
per gallon of
capacity;
10 cents per annum
per gallon of
capacity;








Water Distribution.


(b) in the case of a separately serviced build-
ing occupied as more than one hu.rAn
dwelling ..... ...... ......









(c) in their case of human dwellings which
obtain their water supply from metered
stand-pipes on private land ...... ...... ......










The Superintendent of Works may reduce
proportionately any free allowance of water
in cases in which the allowance fails to be
made for part only of a year.
For the purposes of this paragraph the
word "year" means -a period in respect of
which an annual account for water sup-
plied by meter is made out by the Super-
intendent of Works and the word "dwelling"
includes servants' quarters, outhouses and any
appurtenances to such dwelling.
(ii) in respect of supplies to institutions wlich in
the opinion of the Superintendent of Works,
are charitable institutions .. ...... ......

Provided that there shall be allowed free
in respect of each separately metered institu-
tion such total quantity of water as is equiv-
alen4 in the opinion of the Superintendent of
Works, to 51/2 gallons per inmate per day;
(iii) in respect of supplies to dairies ..... ...... ......

(iv) in respect of other domestic supplies within one
quarter mile of a public stand-pipe ...... ......


V.


Such gallonage of
water supplied in
any ear (being
not !es.s than
8000 gallons) as
the Superintend-
ent of Works
may in each case
or class of case
approve.


Suck gallonage of
water supplied in
any year through
the stand-pipe
(being not less
than 8000 gal-
lons) as the
Superintendent
of Works may in
each case or class
of case approve.













20 cents per 1000
gallons:





20 cents per 1000
gallons;

20 cents per 1000
gallons;


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(v) in respect of other non-domestic supplies, and
in respect of all other supplies to premises
which are not within one quarter of a' mile of
a public stand-pipe ...... ...... ... ...... ...... 30 cents per 1OQ0
gallons;
B. Supplies outside Distribution Areas.
In respect of each separately metered supply not
being a supply subject to special agreement ...... 50 cents per 1000
gallons.
All charges per 1000 gallons shall be calculated per 1000 gallons or part of
1000 gallons.
7. Where a metered supply falls into more than one category described
in regulation 6, the Superintendent of Works shall have the r.ght to treat
the whole supply as falling within the category which, in the opinipn of the
Superintendent of Works, is most appropriate or to meter separately each
category.
8. Save as hereinafter provided all charges for water supplied by meter
shall be based on meter readings made by officers of the Public Works Depart-
ment and all meters shall be presumed to be accurate until the contrary is
proved.
9. Meters shall be read at such times .as the Superintendent of Works
may direct. Whenever a meter is read, a memorandum of the reading and
of the preceding reading shall be served on the owner of the premises..
C. (1) If a. meter is found to be out of order or if it be removed for \
.j : U te'tions, the fact .shall be noted in the memorandum referred
to in the next preceding regulation.
(2) On fixing a new meter or refixing the old meter a second memoran-
dum shall be handed to the occupier of the premises.
(3) The consumption for the time during which the service was without
a meter shall be calculated according to the average daily rate of consumption
that obtained immediately preceding the removal of the meter during the period
between two successive readings whilst the meter was in good order.
11. If the owner of any premises supplied by meter doubts the accuracy
of the meter, .then the" meter slall, on demand, be tested by the Superin-
tendent of Works. The results of the test shall be binding both on the Super-
intendent of Works and on the owner, and .the quantity of water indicated by
the meter as consumed since the immediately preceding reading shall be
corrected according to the results of the test.
12. In the event of a test being made in accordance with the provisions
of the next preceding regulation, if the meter be found to indicate correctly
within 2 per cent, then a charge of two dollars shall be paid to the Super-
intendent of Works by the owner for testing: Provided that it shall be lawful
for the Superintendent of Works to remit such charge in any case for just
cause.
13. All meters shall be provided by, and be under .the sole control of
the Superintendent of Works, who shall determine the positions of the meters
and have access thereto at all times.










14. No rent shall be charged for meters.
15. The Superintendent of Works shall not be responsible for any damage
caused to the owner's property through accident to the meter or any connect-
ions.
16. Charges for repairs to meters necessitated by damage which in- the
opinion of the Superintendent of Works is due to any wilful act or to negli-
gence shall be paidtfor by the owner of the premises in which the meter is
fixed.
17. No charge shall be made for, fixing a meter in position to an unmetered
service in existence at the commencement of these Regulations, but the cost
of fixing a meter in position in any other case, and the cost of shifting a meter
at the request of the owner shall be a charge payable by the owner.
18. Dates on which Rates, Charges and Meter rents are due and payable.
The general water rate, the water service rate, the charges leviable under
regulations 3 and 4, shall be due and payable-


(a) where the premises, fittings, or contrivances are
liable to the rate or charge from the beginning of
January of the period for which the rate or
charge is leviable and, in the case of a rate, the
annual value of the premises is the amount
shown in respecfl thereof in the current tax roll;
(b) in'other cases (including a rate payable in respect
of an increase in the annual value of premises) ;


On the 30th June
of th" said
period



One month after
the service on
the owner of a
notice of de-
mand.


19. The charge payable by virtue, of, regulation 6 shall be due any payable
on the 1st day of July of each year, provided that a notice of demand shall have
been served 'on the owner not later than one month before that dale and, if a
notice of demand shall, not have been so served, shall be due' and payable one
month after service on. the owner of a, notice of demand.
20. (1) Service of notices. Any notice required or authorised by the Water
Distribution Ordinance, 1956, or any Ordinance anmending or replacing the same,
or any regulations thereunder, to be served on the owner of, any premises may
be served-
(a) by delivering it to the owner, or
(b) by delivering, it to any person on the premises or to any person at the
usual or last known place of abode or business of the owner, or
(c) by sending it in a registered letter addressed to the owner at his
usual or last known place of abode or business, or at the premises,
or
(d) in the case of an incorporated company or body, by delivering it to
the secretary or clerk of the company or body at its registered or
principal office or sending it in a registered letter addressed to the
secretary or clerk of the company or body at that office, or at the
premises, or


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(e) in the case of a firm by delivering it to any person at the usual or
last known place of business of such firm or by sending it in a
registered letter addressed to that firm at its usual or last known
place of business, or at the premises, or
(f) if service in iny of the manners hereinbefore provided is impracti-
cable, by affixing the notice, or a. copy thereof, on the premises.
(2) For the purposes of this regulation, a notice siAll be deemed to be
delivered to a person if it is left near him and his attention is., drawn to it.
(3) Service on any, one of several co-owners or on any, one of several part-
ners shall be good service on all such co-owners or partners.
(4) A notice shall be deemed to be properly addressed if it is addressed
by the description of "The Owner" of the premises (naming the premises)
without further name or description.
21. Public stand-pipes. No person shall bathe, or wash any clothes, or
wash any animal or vehicle in any street or public place within a distance
of .thirty feet from a public stand-pipe with water taken therefrom.
22. No person shall-
(a) turn on any tap or cock thereby causing water to flow from a public
stand-pipe unless such water be received in a suitable receptacle'
or be need for the immediate personal use of individuals;
(b) allow or cause water from a public stand-pipe to flow into a recep-
tacle which is overflowing or from which water is being emptied;
(c) obtain water from a public stand-pipe otherwise than by normally
operating the mechanism of the tap or cock fitted to such stand-
pipe.
23. General. No premises shall, except with the consent in ,.riling of the
Superintendent of Works, have more than( one connection from any distributing
main.
24. No premises shall have any connection with the pipe or a?.y other fit-
tings of any other premises connected to any distributing main except with
the consent in writing of the Superintendent of Works and upon such terms
and conditions as the Superintendent of Works may impose.
25. No connection, from a distributing main shall be. made to any premises
unless the owner shall have satisfied the SuperintendentA of Works that he has
provided, either by percolation or by suitable connection to a road drain or to
such other drain as may in the opinion of the Superintendent of Works be
suitable, adequate means of disposal of waste and sullage water.
26. It shall be lawful for the Superintendent of Works to disconnect or
suspend the supply of water to any baths if they be used in such a manner
as in his opinion gives rise or tends to give rise .to waste of water or undue
consumption thereof, or if the consumption of water by such bathe is preju-
dicial to the general supply.
27. The Superintendent of Works may refuse permission to connect any
or all baths to any distributing main or service pipe.
28. The system of Stores Accounts shall be as directed by the Treasurer.








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29. Orders for materials and stores and for work to be carried out by
contract shall be signed by the Superintendent of Works or an officer
authorised by him.
30. Indents on the Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Admin-
istrations shall be prepared and transmitted in accordance with the Colonial
Regulations and Financial Rules for the time being in force.
31. Annual General water rate. The annual general water rate leviable on
houses and lots of land shall be as follows:-
(a) without a private water service ..... ...... 3% of annual value;
(b) .with a private water service, ...... ...... 1/2% of annual value.
32. Additional charges on premises with private water service. The addi-
tional, annual charges leviable on premises with private water services shall be
as follows:-
(a) a pipe with a bore of 21/2 inches ...... ...... ...... ...... $48.00
(b). a pipe with a bore of 2 inches ...... ...... ..... ...... $36.00
(c) a pipe with a. bore of 11/2 inches ..... ...... ..... ...... $28.00
(d) a pipe with a bore of 1 inch ...... ...... ...... ..... $24.00
(e) a pipe with a bore of 3/4 inch ...... ...... ...... ...... $16.00
(f) a pipe with a bore of 1/2 inch ...... ...... ...... ..... $10.00
33. Any person who shall contravene or fail to comply with any of the
provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of. an offence and shall be liable
on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars.
34. The Central Water Distribution (Amendment) Regulations, 1951
(S.R. & 0. 1951, No. 67) are hereby revoked

Passed the Legislative Council this day of 1955.

Clerk of Legislative Council.
(J. 2/1950).
OBJECTS AND REASONS.

The object of this Bill is to abolish the Central Water Distribution Authority
Ordinance which has become unwieldly and inactive and to bestow ali the powers
hitherto possessed by that body upon the Superintendent of Works who would
now have sole authority over and responsibility for the distribution of water
irn the distribution areas of the Colony.
2. In all other respects, the Bill is substantially the same) as the Ordinance
it seeks to repeal and replace.
B. F. DIAS,
Acting Crown Attorney,
Crown Attorney's Chambers,
Court House,
Kingstown,
4th October, 1955.




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