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Publication Date: March 31, 1955
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HER NEVIS HND HNGUILLA.

,ICIBL GAZE rTE.

,ghlished by Authority.


No. 7.


Administrator's Office,
St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla,
15th March 1955

Mr. P. E. Adams. Officer Class V
(Junior Clerk) Treasury Department,
retired with effect from 21st January
1955.


18th March 1955.


His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to appoint the Rev. J.A.
Thomas to be a Marriage Officer for
the Presidency under the provisions of
the Marriage Ordinance, 1915.


18th March, 1955.

His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to appoint the Rev. Wil-
liam Henry to be a Marriage Officer
for the Presidency under the provi-
sions of the Marriage Ordinance, 1915.


22nd March 1955


Mr. Ridley MacDonald Pennyfeather
Officer Class VIII (Junior Clerk)
Treasury Department resigned with
effect from 3rd February 1955.


22nd March 1955

Mr. Constantine Richardson, Teach-
er Class IV, Valley Secondary School,
Anguilla confirmed in appointment
with effect from 1st January 1955.


23rd March, 1955.

Mr. Livingstone James, appointed
Teacher Class VI, Bethel School, St.
Kitts with effect from 1st January
1955.


23rd March 1955.

Mr. Bernard Laws, Officer Class XII,
Agricultural Deparment resigned with
effect from 20th March 1955.

23rd March 1955.

Mr. L. Wellington, Teacher Class I,
Grammar School, St. Kitts appointed
to act as Headmaster with effect from
19th March, during the absence of Mr.
U.G Crick in Jamaica attending a Con-
ference of Headmasters of Secondary
Schools.

24th March 1955.
Mr. R.A. Grosvernor, Officer Class
VII (Pier Keeper) appointed Acting
Officer Class III (Acting Master of
M.V. Anslyn) with effect from 1st Feb-
ruary 1955, for a period of six months.

25th March 1955.

Mr. William Richardson, Officer
Class X, appointed Acting Officer
Class VII(Acting Pier Keeper),St. Kitts
with effect from 1st February 1955, for
a period of six months.
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25th March 1955.
Mr. Lyndis Walters appointed


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OFFICIAL


GAZETTE, THURSDAY MARCH 31ST, 1955.


Teacher Class VI, Charlestown Girls'
School, Nevis, with effect from 1st
January 1955.

25th March, 1955.

His Honour the Administrator has
been pleased to appoint Major Arthur
Beresford Greaves to be a Marriage
Officer for the Presidency under the
provisions of the Marriage Ordinance,
1915.
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26th Match 1955.

The Administrator has been pleased
to appoint Mr. John Hodge to be a
member of the Land and House Tax
Commissioners for the island of
Anguilla, by virtue of section II of the
Land and House Tax Ordinance No. 9
of 1913.


28th March 1955.

Mr. Orville Sutton, appointed Teach-
er Class VI, Brown Hill School, Nevis
with effect from 10th January 1955.

30th March 1955.
Mrs. Aimee May Osborne, Officer
Class VIII (Junior Clerk), Post Office,
appointed Officer Class V (Junior
Clerk), Post Office with effect from 1st
March 1955.


30th March 1955.
'I he following Ordinance is publish-
ed with this issue of the Gazette and
forms part thereof:-
No. 15 of 1954 The Rent Restric-
tion Ordinance, 1954.


30th March 1955.

Miss Gladvs Parker appointed Offi-
cer Class XII, Prison Department with
effect from 21st February 1955.


30th March 1955.

Mr. Hugh Rey, Sombrero Clerk,
appointed Officer Class VIII (Junior


Clerk), Treasury Department on pro-
bation until 13th September.,956, and
with effect from 13th September 1954.


30th March 1955.

Mr. Theophilus Hallidav appointed
Teacher Class VI, Sandy Point Senior
School with effect from 1st January
1955.


30th March 1955.

Miss Delores Smith appointed Offi-
cer Class X (Student Nurse), Cunning-
ham Hospital on three years probation
with effect from 1st March 1955.


30th March 1955.

Miss Victoria V. Romeo appointed
Officer Class X (Student Nurse) Cun-
ningham Hospital on three years pro-
bation with effect from 1st March 1955.


30th March 1955.

The Secretary of State has inform-
ed the Governor that the Queen will
not be advised to exercise her power of
disallowance in respect of the follow-
ing Ordinance:-
No. 8 of 1954. The Defence Force
Ordinance 1954.


30th March, 1955.

Miss Lilian Farrier appointed Offi-
cer Class X (Student Nurse), Cunning-
ham Hospital on three years proba-
tion with effect from 1st March 1955.


30th March 1955.

Miss Flora Archibald appointed
Officer Class X (Student Nurse), Cun-
ningham Hospital on three years pro-
bation with effect from 1st March 1955.


30th March 1955.

Miss Dorothy Harper appointed
Officer Class X (Student Nurse), Cun-


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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY MARCH 31ST, 1955.


ningham Hospital on three years pro-
bation with effect from 1st March 1955.


31st March 1955.
The following Bill which is to be
introduced in the Legislative Council
of this Presidency is published with
this issue of the Gazette and forms
part thereof :-


"The Watercourses and
works Ordinance 1955."


Water-


By Order,
E. KARNEY OSBORNE,
Clerk to the Administrator.

Town and Country Planning
Ordinance, 1948

Notice is hereby given that the Cen-


tral Housing and Planning Authority
have passed a resolution for the adop-
tion of a Scheme by the owners of
Farm Estate to be known as the Farm
Estate Development Scheme within
the Patish of St. Anne, Sandy Point.

The resolution and draft scheme
may be inspected at the Office of the
Central Housing and Planning
Authority during office hours.

Any representations or objections
thereto should be sent in writing to
the Secretary, Central Housing and
Planning Authority, East Square
Street, Basseterre, within fourteen
days of the date of this notice.

Dated this 2nd day of March, 1955.

0. W. FLAX,
Secretary,
Central Housing Authority.


10th February, 1955.
AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES ORDINANCE, 1951
(No. 9 of 1951)

NOTICE

In pursuance of the requirements of section 3 (2) (a) of the Aid
to Pioneer Industries Ordinance, 1951 (No. 9 of 1951), it is hereby
notified for general information that the Governor in Council pro-
poses to make the undermentioned Order under section 3 (1) of the
said Ordinance. Any person who objects to the making of such
Order shall give Notice in writing of his objection and on the
grounds on which he relies in support thereof to the Clerk of the
Executive Council on or before the 10th day of March, 1955.

L. O' LOUGHLIN,
Clerk of the Council.

Government Notice
AID TO PIONEER INDUSTRIES ORDINANCE, 1951
(No. 9 of 1951).
ORDER MADE .BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL
UNDER SECTION 3(1) OF THE AID TO PIONEER
INDUSTRIES ORDINANCE, 1951 (No. 9 of 1951).
1. This Order may be cited as the Aid to Pioneer Industries
(Manufacture of pyjamas, shirts, khaki and dungaree trousers,
turkish towels, ladies' underwear, ladies' blouses, ladies night-
gowns and ladies' nylon stockings) Order, 1955.


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OFFICIAL GAZETTE, THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, 1955.



2. The manufacture of pyjamas, shirts, khaki and dungaree,
trousers, turkish towels, ladies' underwear, ladies' blouses, ladies
nightgowns and ladies nylon stockings is hereby declared to be
a pioneer industry for the purposes of the Aid to Pioneer Indus-
tries Ordinance, 1951 (No. 9 of 1951), and pyjamas, shirts, khaki
and dungaree trousers, turkish towels, ladies' underwear, ladies'
blouses, ladies' nightgowns and ladies' nylon stockings are hereby
declared to be pioneer products for the said purpose.


Made by the Governor in Council this day of
1955.

METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER KEPT AT THE LABORATORY
LA GUEiITE, ST. KITTS.


THEIR.
Date
Day Dry Wet
1955
9 3 9 3
a.m. p m. a.. p.m.


Mch. 10 Thu 77 80 69 75
11 Fri 77 79 69 68
12 Sat 77 69
13 Sun
14 Mon 76 77 70 71
15Tue 78 75 70 70
16 Wed 78 79 71 70
17 Thu 77 77 70 69
18 Fri 78 79 70 70
19 Sat 75 70
20 Sun
1 Mon 78 80 69 70
22 Tue 79 79 69 69
23 Wed 78 79 68 70


Relative
Humidity
per cent

9 3
Mx
a.m.p.m.


[E


R. BAR. -A
Reduced to
320 Fh. and
Sea Level. '
I c C
Mn W
9 a.m. 3 p.m.

70 30. C7530. 027
72 30.001 29. 954
72 29.996
0.22
69 30.019 29. 9710 08
69 30. 033 29. 995 0.11
70 30. 054 9.995
71 30. 078 30. 027
71 30.060 30.001
72 30.0691
0.11
69 30.025 29.957
69 29. 99529. 963
72 30. 036 29. 998


0. 52


R. E. KELSICK


Agricultural Superintendent.


Printed for the Govarnment of St. Ohristopherand Nevis by A. M. LOSADA, Ltd. Printers
by Authority, "The St. Kitts Printery',' Fort & Central Streets, Basseterre, St. Kitts, B.W.I.

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Rainfall
for Year.


Jan. 8.33
Feb. 1.52
Mch. 1.79













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official gazette
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Ordinance no. 15 of 1954












No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.










Saint Christopher Nevis and Anguilla.

No. of 1955.

An Ordinance to make better provision for a
water supply, the control and maintenance
of watercourses, and the construction, con-
trol and maintenance of all waterworks in
the Presidency ; and for purposes connect-
ed with the matters aforesaid.
ENACTED by the Legislature of Saint
Christopher Nevis and Anguilla as follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Short Title.
Watercourses and Waterworks Ordinance, 1955.
2. In this Ordinance and in any Regulations Interpretation.
made thereunder, unless the context otherwise re-
quires, the expression-
"distribution area" means the Presidency;
"domestic supply" means water supplied
for use for domestic purposes only to
any dwelling house, school house,
church, office, store, shop or other
building;
"non-domestic supply" means water sup-
plied to any hotel, factory, laundry,
garage used for hired cars, trough for
watering animals or to any place
where water is used wholly or partly
for other than domestic purposes;
"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;









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


"stand pipe" means any pipe, tap, cock,
valve, cistern, or tank situated in any
public place or in any place to which
the public have access, from, through
or by means of which water is sup-
plied to the public;

"street" includes any court, alley, high-
way, thoroughfare, public passage or
place, however the same may be
called ;

"the Board" means the Water Board ap-
pointed under section 4 of this Ordi-
nance;

"watercourse" means any pond, spring or
stream now vested or which shall
hereafter be vested in the Crown;

"water service" means any pipe, cock,
valve, fitting or other appliance used
for conducting a supply of water from
the waterworks into any premises for
use thereon;

"waterworks" means all reservoirs, wells,
dams, tanks, cisterns, tunnels, filters,
beds, conduits, aqueducts, pipes,
stand-pipes, showers, valves, pumps,
engines, culverts and all machinery and
appliances, lands, buildings and things
used for or in connection with the
supply of water, which have been con-
structed or maintained from public
funds or which shall hereafter be so
constructed or maintained.


Watercourses
and waterworks
to vest in
Crown.




Establishment
of Board.


3. All watercourses and waterworks shall
continue to vest in the Crown as heretofore and
any watercourse which may hereafter be declared
to be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance
and any waterworks which may be constructed
under the provisions of this Ordinance shall like-
wise vest in the Crown.

4. There shall be established a Board to be
styled "The Water Board".









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


5. (1) The Board shall consist of the Water Constitution of
Engineer of the Presidency or, if there be no such Board.
Water Engineer, then of the Superintendent of
Public Works of the Presidency, and four other
members to be appointed by the Governor, one of
whom shall be nominated for appointment by the
Elected Members of the Legislative Council from
among themselves.

(2) The Water Engineer of the Presiden-
cy or, if there be no such Water Engineer, then
the Superintendent of Public Works of the Presi-
dency shall be chairman of the Board and shall
preside at all meetings of the Board but in his ab-
sence the members present shall elect one of them-
selves to be chairman of the meeting.

(3) Three members of the Board shall
form a quorum and all questions arising for the de-
cision of the Board shall be decided by a majority
of the votes of the members present and, when the
votes are equal, thechairman shall have a casting
vote.

(4) Members shall hold office for such
period as the Governor may determine.

(5) A member shall vacate his office if he-

(a) resigns in writing addressed to the
Governor;

(b) departs from the Presidency with-
out the leave of the Governor or
remains out of the Presidency after
the expiration of his leave;

(c) fails, without reasonable excuse
(the sufficiency whereof shall be
determined by the Governor) to
attend three consecutive meetings
of the Board; or

(d) being a member nominated by the
elected members of the Legislative
Council ceases to be a member of
that Council.









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


(6) The Governor may at any time ap-
point some person, and the elected members of the
Legislative Council may in like manner nominate
one of themselves for appointment to the Board-

(a) for the unexpired period of the
office of a member who shall die or
vacate his office; and
(b) for the period of any leave granted
to a member.
Officers and 6. (1) The Governor may appoint any of the
employees of undermentioned officers to serve the Board at such
salaries as may be provided for the purpose-

(a) a secretary;
(b) a resident or a consulting engineer
(if there be no Water Engineer of
the Presidency);
(c) such other permanent officers
and clerks as may be necessary for
the proper execution of the pro-
visions of this Ordinance.

(2) The Board may from time to time
engage such workmen and labourers as they may
think fit.
Status of 7. Every officer (other than a resident or con-
Officers. suiting engineer) appointed under subsection (1) of
section 6 of this Ordinance shall perform his duties
under the directions of the Board but in all other
respects and for all other purposes he shall be
deemed to be an officer in the public service of the
Presidency.
Powers and 8. The Board shall control, manage, maintain
duties of the and supervise all watercourses and waterworks in
Board. the distribution area and shall provide (so far as is
practicable) an adequate water supply for the con-
sumers therein.

(2) It shall be lawful for the Board-
(a) to construct or lay down any
waterworks for improving or aug-
menting the water supply;









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


(b) at all reasonable times (with their
servants or agents) to enter any
public building that is to say, any
building to which the public or any
portion of the public may have
access (on payment or otherwise)
and to enter upon and to pass and
repass over any land for the pur-
pose of carrying out the provisions
of this Ordinance;

(c) whenever it may be expedient or
necessary for the purpose of con-
serving the water supply or for
extending, altering or repairing the
waterworks or for the purpose of
connecting or repairing water ser-
vices or in the case of fire to dimin-
ish, withhold, suspend or divert
(without prejudice to the payment
of water rate) the supply of water
through the waterworks;

(d) whenever it may be expedient or
necessary for the construction,
alteration, maintenance or repair
of any waterworks to break open
any street and any sewer, drain or
tunnel within or under any street.

9. The Board may make Rules with respect Power to make
to the time, place and convening of its meetings, Rules.
the general regulation of its proceedings at meet-
ings and the mode of conducting its business.

10. (1) The Board may, with the approval of Power to make
the Governor in Council, make Regulations relating Regulations.
to all or any of the following matters:-

(a) the method of making application
for a supply of water;

(b) the charges to be made for con-
necting water service appliances
to premises;

(c) regulating the supply of water to
consumers;









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


(d) regulating the supply of water
from any tank or reservoir form-
ing part of the waterworks;
(e) the circumstances (other than in
times of emergency) in which a
water supply may be stopped ;
(f) the prevention of waste, misuse
and pollution of water;

(g) securing the waterworks from
injury of any kind;
(h) the cleaning, maintenance, pro-
tection and prevention of obstruc-
tion of watercourses;
(i) the sanitary control of water-
sheds;
(j) the forms of all notices to be given
or sent by the Board and the
issuing and service thereof;
(k) the payment of rates; and
(1) generally, for more effectually
carrying out the provisions of this
Ordinance.

First Schedule. (2) Unless and until other provision shall
be made under subsection (1) of this section, the
regulations contained in the First Schedule to this
Ordinance shall have effect.

(3) Regulations made under paragraph
(h) of subsection (1) of this section may-
(a) authorise any officer of the Board
to cut, fell, or burn any tree or
underwood whatsoever growing or
that shall grow within a distance
of thirty feet of any watercourse;
and

(b) prohibit within the distance afore-
said the cultivation of any land or
the depasturing or grazing thereon
of any livestock.









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


(4) Regulations made under this section
may prescribe penalties not exceeding six months
imprisonment or a fine of one hundred dollars for
any breach thereof.
11. It shall be lawful for the Board to supply Arrangement
water in bulk for the use of consumers upon such by Board for
bulk supply
terms and conditions as shall be agreed upon with of water.
the approval of the Governor.
12. (1) The Board may, with the approval of Power of Board
the Governor in Council, levy a general water rate to levy rates.
or a water service rate on all premises in the
distribution area.
(2) A general water rate or a water
service rate may be made to apply to the whole of
the distribution area or different rates may be fixed
for different parts thereof or, in the case of a water
service rate, for different classes of premises.
(3) All such rates shall be payable in
such manner and at such times (whether fixed by
reference to the service of a notice or demand or
otherwise) as the Board shall prescribe by Regula-
tion made under section 10 of this Ordinance.
(4) The expression "general water rate"
means a rate levied on premises which are not
supplied with water by means of a service to such
premises, and the expression "water service rate"
means a rate levied on premises which are supplied
with water by means of a service to such premises.
(5) The power of the Board to levy rates Exemption
under this section shall be subject to such general from rates.
or special exemptions as may, from time to time, be
approved by the Governor in Council.
(6) Unless and until other provision shall Second
be made under this section the water service rates Schedule.
in the Second Schedule to this Ordinance shall be
levied on all premises in the distribution area.
13. (1) On or before the 30th day of Septem- Estimates.
ber in each year the Board shall submit to the
Governor in Council an annual estimate of the
anticipated expenditure of the Board in respect of
the financial year commencing on the first day of
January then next ensuing.









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


(2) Such estimate, as approved or
amended by the Governor in Council, shall be
included in the Annual Estimates of the Presidency
and submitted to the Legislative Council in due
course.


Expenses and
revenue of
Board.


Audit of
accounts.






Power to bring
watercourses
within the
provisions of
the Ordinance.


Power to re-
move water-
courses or
waterworks
from the pro-
visions of the
Ordinance.


14. (1) All expenses incurred or payable by
the Board in carrying out the provisions of this
Ordinance shall be met out of funds provided
annually by the Legislative Council and all
expenditure and disbursements shall be made in
accordance with the financial instructions for the
time being in force.
(2) All rates collected by the Board shall
be paid into the office of the Water Engineer of the
Presidency or, if there be no such Water Engineer,
then into the office of the Superintendent of Public
Works of the Presidency for the public use of the
Presidency.

15. The Board shall, on or before the last day
of February in each year, submit to the Auditor a
statement of account for the twelve months ending
on the preceding 31st day of December, and such
statement shall, after audit, be submitted for the in-
formation of the Governor and the Legislative
Council.

16. (1) The Legislative Council may, from
time to time, by resolution declare that any water-
course shall be subject to the provisions of this
Ordinance and thereupon the said provisions shall
apply accordingly.
(2) A copy of every such resolution shall
be published in the Gazette and in two newspapers,
if any, circulating in the Presidency.

17. (1) With respect to any watercourse the
Legislative Council may, and with respect to any
waterworks the Board may, by resolution declare
that the provisions of this Ordinance, other than
section 3, shall cease to apply to that watercourse
or waterworks, as the case may be, and thereupon
the said provisions shall cease to apply accordingly.
(2) A copy of every such resolution shall
be published in the Gazette and in two newspapers,
if any, circulating in the Presidency.









No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


18. For the purposes of this Ordinance, where
in the opinion of the Governor in Council the
drainage of water from any area flows or is con-
veyed to a watercourse or waterworks the Governor
in Council may, by Order, declare that area or any
part of that area to be a watershed.
19. Compensation sha-ll be payable in any case
where actual damage or injury is occasioned to any
property by any act or thing done in the execution
of this Ordinance or any regulations made there-
under and, in the event of any dispute arising as to
the amount payable, the amount claimed shall be
deemed to be a civil debt and may be recovered by
suit before a Court of competent jurisdiction.
20. (1) Every person who-
(a) bathes in any watercourse or any
part of the waterworks; or
(b) drives or permits or suffers any
animal to be driven into or to
enter into any watercourse or into
any waterworks; or
(c) washes in or throws into or causes
or suffers to be washed in or
thrown into any watercourse or
waterworks any animal or the
carcase or part of the carcase of
any dead animal; or
(d) puts or throws or causes or suffers
to be put or thrown into any
watercourse or waterworks any
rubbish, dirt or filth, or any foul or
offensive or obnoxious matter,
whether solid or liquid; or
(e) washes or cleanses or suffers or
causes to be washed or cleansed
in any watercourse or waterworks
any cloth, wool, leather or skin of
any animal or any clothes; or
(f) causes or suffers the water from
any sink, privy, sewer, drain,
engine or boiler or any foul or
filthy water being and lying upon
any land or premises, which is
under his management and control


Power to
declare area to
be a watershed.




Compensation.







Offences.







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No. of 1955. The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


or under the management and
control of his servants or agents,
to run or flow into any water-
course or waterworks; or
(g) does or commits any other act or
thing whatsoever whereby any
water flowing to or from any
watercourse or waterworks is
fouled or polluted or the flow
thereof impeded or interrupted or
the water improperly abstracted
or wasted; or
(h) without the consent of the Board,
diverts or takes the water supply-
ing or flowing into any water-
works; or
(i) without the consent of the Board,
constructs, alters or extends the
service in his premises or connects
any tap on his premises with the
distributor pipes of the water-
works; or
(j) without the consent of the Board,
does any act whereby the water
from any watercourse or water-
works is drawn off or diminished
in quantity or wasted; or
(k) wilfully moves, breaks or injures
any lock, cock, valve, tap, pipe or
other appliance forming part of or
used in connection with the water-
works; or
(1) without lawful excuse, removes or
tampers with any meter, gauge or
measuring instrument, or any
level mark or other appliance,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) In proving interference with the due
flow of water from the waterworks or of any water-
course or the pollution thereof, evidence may be
given of repeated acts which together caused such
interference or pollution, although each act taken
by itself may not be sufficient for that purpose.









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21. If any person whose premises are supplied
with water by the Board supplies or sells to any
other person any such water or permits any other
person to take any such water, from his premises,
he shall be guilty of an offence :

Provided that any such first mentioned person
shall not be guilty of an offence against this
section if he permits any other person, to use such
water-

(a) for the purpose of extinguishing a
fire; or

(b) where that other person is sup-
plied with water by the Board but
the pipes or other appliances lead-
ing to his premises are out of order
or are undergoing repairs; or

(c) where that other person is living
in a separate part of the same
building or in another building on
the same premises.

22. Any person whose premises are supplied
with water by the Board who suffers any stop-
cock, pipe or other waterworks on his premises to
be out of repair, without giving notice to the
Board, so that the water supplied to him shall be
wasted, shall be guilty of an offence.

23. Any person who resists, obstructs, molests
or assaults, or who assists any person in resisting,
obstructing, molesting or assaulting any member
of the Board or any officer or servant thereof
acting under the provisions of this Ordinance or
any Regulations made thereunder, shall be guilty
of an offence.

24. Any person who is guilty of an offence
against this Ordinance shall be liable on summary
conviction to a penalty not exceeding six months
imprisonment or a fine of one hundred dollars and,
in the case of a continuing offence, he shall be
liable to a further penalty not exceeding ten
dollars a day for every day during which the
offence continues.


Selling or sup-
plying water
an offence.


Neglect to give
notice of want
of repair an
offence.



Resisting or
obstructing
Board, etc., an
offence.




Penalty for
offence.









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Proceedings to
be laid in name
of secretary.


The Watercourses and Waterworks Saint Christopher
Ordinance, 1955. Nevis and Anguilla.


25. Every proceeding instituted under this
Ordinance or any Regulations made thereunder
shall be taken in the name and at the instance of
the secretary of the Board.


Rates and 26. All rates and other charges payable under
charges how the provisions of this Ordinance or of any Regula-
tions made thereunder may be recovered by the
Board by suit before a Court of competent juris-
diction.
Repeal. 27. The Ordinances specified in the second
column of the Third Schedule to this Ordinance
are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the
third column thereof.
Commence- 28. This Ordinance shall come into operation
ment. on a date to be fixed by the Governor by proclama-
tion in the Gazette.


President.


Passed the Legislative Council this
1955.


day of


Clerk of the Council.


FIRST SCHEDULE
Section 10 (2).

Regulations under the Watercourses and Waterworks Ordi-
nance, 1955.

1. SHORT TITLE. These Regulations may be cited as the
Watercourses and Waterworks Regulations, 1955.

2. APPLICATION FOR A SUPPLY OF WATER.
(1) Every application for water to be supplied to any premises
shall be made by the owner in the form set out in the Schedule
hereto.

(2) The Board shall notify the applicant of the result of
his application.









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3. CONNECTING WATER SERVICE. (1) On the appli-
cation being approved the Board shall connect the water service
to the premises or permit the same to be connected under its
supervision.
(2) The water service shall not be connected to any
urinal, water closet, or other similar sanitary apparatus except
through a cistern and in accordance with such directions as may
be given by the Board.
(3) Every water service discharging water into any bath,
sink or other similar receptacle shall be so placed as to discharge
above the top water level.
(4) Every cistern or tank which is connected to a water
service and is used for storing a supply of water from the water-
works shall be maintained clean and water-tight and fitted with
a proper cover. The cover shall be fitted with an inspection plate
and the water inlet shall be provided with a suitable and effective
ball valve.
(5) The water service shall not be connected to any
premises unless the Board is first satisfied that surplus water may
easily be drained from such premises.
(6) No new water service shall be turned on on any
premises on which there is no meter installed until the water rate
payable on account of such water service shall have been first paid
into the Treasury.
4. MAINTENANCE OF WATER SERVICE. (1) The
Board may from time to time effect repairs to the water service in
any premises whenever they shall think necessary or at the request
of the owner thereof who may be required first to deposit the
estimated cost of such repair.
(2) No alteration or addition to any water service shall
be made without the consent of the Board or without the execution
thereof being subject to their inspection or control.
5. COST OF CONNECTING, REPAIRING, ETC. WATER
SERVICE. Where a water service is connected, repaired, altered
or extended by the Board the cost shall include the following:-
(a) The cost of all materials used (except meters)
increased by 25%.
(b) The cost of labour.
(c) Any expenses incurred in carrying out the work
including the cost of repairing any part of any
street or road broken open for the purpose.









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6. COST TO BE RECOVERED FROM OWNER. (1) The
cost of connecting, repairing, altering or extending a water service
to any premises shall be recovered from the owner of the premises.
(2) The owner shall, on being notified of the amount due,
pay the same into the Treasury.
(3) The Board shall have power to fix a time for the pay-
ment of the amount due by any person and to extend such time or
to permit of payment being made by instalments.
7. DOMESTIC SUPPLY. The size of pipe to be used for
conveying a domestic supply of water, unless the Board otherwise
directs, shall be of half inch internal diameter.
8. WATER METERS. (1) The Board shall have the
right to install a meter in any premises with a non-domestic supply
and in any premises with a domestic supply where the water
service rate is based on the volume of water consumed on such
premises.
(2) The meter shall remain the property of the Board and
shall be fitted to a separate and distinct inlet leading direct from
the distribution main into the premises.
(3) Whenever any question shall arise as to the accuracy
of any meter the person complaining may on depositing the sum of
$3.60 into the Treasury require the meter to be tested and subse-
quent charges shall be based on the result of the test.
(4) A meter shall be deemed to be correct if its error does
not exceed three per cent.
(5) In the event of the meter being found incorrect the
amount of the deposit shall be returned.
(6) Any member of the Board or any Officer, employee or
person authorised by the Board shall be at liberty to enter any
premises where a meter is installed at all reasonable times for the
purpose of reading, checking or inspecting the meter.
(7) The size of a service pipe for the purpose of deter-
mining the water service rate payable in respect of any premises
shall be taken as the size of the pipe at the discharging cock or
valve.
(8) In addition to the water service rate payable in
respect of any premises the Board may charge a rental not
exceeding $7.20 per annum in respect of any meter installed by the
Board on any premises, which rental shall be payable in equal
quarterly instalments together with the water service rate under
regulation 13 (b) of these Regulations.









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9. MATERIALS, FITTINGS, ETC. All pipes, tubes, cocks,
valves, fittings and other materials to be used in connecting or
extending a water service shall be provided by the Board or shall
be approved by the Board.
10. PERSONS AUTHORISED TO CONNECT, REPAIR,
ETC; WATER SERVICES.
No person other than the Board, its employees and
persons licensed by the Board shall undertake to connect, alter,
repair or extend any water service.
11. LICENSING OF PERSONS TO UNDERTAKE CON-
NECTING, REPAIRING, ETC.
(1) The Board may grant licences to such persons as they
consider competent to undertake the work of connecting, altering,
repairing or extending water services. Such licence shall be for
such period as the Board may determine provided that on every
renewal of a licence the bond given under sub-regulation (2) shall
be deemed to extend to the period for which such licence is
renewed.
(2) Every person to whom a licence is to be granted
shall, before the grant of such licence, enter into a bond with the
Secretary to the Board in a form to be approved by the Board.
The bond shall be for the sum of $240 with one surety to be
approved by the Board and shall be conditioned to indemnify the
Board against all damages for injury to persons or to public or
private property arising out of any act done by the licensee in the
execution of any work in connection with any water service.
(3) Every licensee under this regulation shall before the
15th day of each month submit a return signed by him to the
Secretary of the Water Board setting forth the work conducted by
him during the previous month, including the premises on which
work was done and the charges made therefore.
(4) Every licence granted under this regulation shall be
revocable by the Board in the event of its being shewn to its
satisfaction that the licensee has committed any flagrant or
persistent breach of any of the provisions of the Watercourses and
Waterworks Ordinance, 1955, or of any regulation made there-
under; or in the event of the Board being satisfied of serious
neglect or incompetence on the part of the licensee in the execution
of any work performed by him pursuant to a licence granted under
this regulation.
(5) In this regulation the term "licensee" shall include
any employees of the person to whom the licence is granted under
this regulation.







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12. APPOINTMENT OF ASSESSORS. The Board may
appoint such persons as they think fit to assess the rental values of
any premises supplied with water from the waterworks.
13. PAYMENT OF WATER RATES. Water service rate
shall be paid by the person requiring, receiving or using the water
supplied by the Board as follows:-
(a) In respect of premises on which no meter is
installed the rate shall be paid in advance by
equal quarterly payments on the 1st January, the
1st April, the 1st July, and the 1st October of
each year.
(b) In respect of premises on which a meter is
installed the rate shall be paid before the 7th
January, the 7th April, the 7th July and the 7th
October of each year.
14. DISCONTINUANCE OF WATER SUPPLY. (1) With-
out prejudice to the payment of water rates the Board may regulate
or suspend the supply of water to any premises in the event of
drought or to enable an examination of any water service or of any
part of the waterworks to be made or any repairs or alterations to
any water service or waterworks or any other work necessary for
the maintenance of the water supply to be affected.
(2) The Board may in any of the circumstances men-
tioned hereunder discontinue the supply of water to any
premises-
(a) where the water rate in respect of the premises
has remained unpaid for seven days after the
date fixed for the payment thereof;
(b) where there has been undue waste or improper
use of the water.
(3) When the supply of water to any premises is discon-
tinued for default in the payment of water rate such service may
be reconnected on payment by or on behalf of the defaulting party
of the arrears of water rate due and in addition, at the discretion
of the Board, of an additional fee of 48 cents.
15. CONTROL OF STAND PIPES. (1) No person shall
allow water from any stand pipe to flow-
(a) into any vessel which is at the time over-
flowing; or
(b) into any vessel which, at the time, is unable to
retain its contents.









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(2) No person shall turn on the tap or cock of any stand
pipe and allow the water flowing therefrom to go to waste.

(3) No person shall bathe, or wash any clothes or wash
any child, animal or vehicle at or near any stand pipe.

16. PROTECTION OF WATERCOURSES. The Board
may-
(a) authorise any employee of the Board to cut, fell,
or burn any tree or underwood whatever growing
or that shall grow within a distance of thirty feet
of any watercourse;
(b) prohibit within the distance aforesaid the
cultivation of any land or the depasturing or
grazing of any livestock.

17. OFFENCES AND PENALTIES. Every person who
contravenes any of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence
and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
one hundred dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six
months.


SCHEDULE.

APPLICATION FOR WATER TO BE SUPPLIED
TO PREMISES.


I, ...................... ....... ........... of.......................................

do hereby make application for the premises described hereunder
of which I am owner to be connected to and supplied with water
from the Waterworks:-

..................................................... (description of prem ises)


... .... ..........Dated the day of 19 ....
Dated the day of 19


Applicant.









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Section 12(6).


SECOND SCHEDULE

WATER SERVICE RATES


The water service rate payable annually on premises falling
within the distribution area shall, in respect of a domestic supply
or a non-domestic supply as respectively defined in the Water-
courses and Waterworks Ordinance, 1954, be as follows:-
(a) Domestic Supply. 36 cents on every $4.80 of the
annual assessed rental value of the premises:
provided that in no case shall the sum payable
be less than $6.00.
(b) Non-Domestic Supply. (i) 48 cents on every $4.80
of the annual assessed rental value of the prem-
ises: provided that in no case shall the sum
payable be less than $6.00; or
(ii) such rate as may be agreed upon by the
Board and approved by the Governor.
Rental value shall be assessed value according to the Land and
House Tax Ordinance, 1913 (No 9 of 1913).




THIRD SCHEDULE


Number and year Short Title Extent of Repeal
of Ordinance


12/1894 The Water-works Ordinance, The whole
1894. Ordinance.

9/1898 The Watercourses Ordinance, The whole
1898. Ordinance.

3/1906 The Basseterre Ordinance, Sections 8 toll in-
1906. and the Schedule.

19/1932 The Water-works (Amend- The whole
ment) Ordinance 1932. Ordinance.









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OBJECTS AND REASONS

The object of this Bill is to make better provision for a water
supply, the control and maintenance of watercourses and the
construction, control and maintenance of all waterworks in the
Presidency. The Bill also seeks to consolidate the existing
Ordinances relating thereto.
2. Provision is made for all waterworks and watercourses
to vest in the Crown and for the establishment of a Water Board
to be responsible for controlling, managing, maintaining and
supervising all watercourses and waterworks in the Presidency
and for providing an adequate water supply for consumers. The
Board is empowered to make rules governing the conduct of its
business, and, with the approval of the Governor in Council,
to make regulations for effectually carrying out the provisions of
the Bill. The Bill also seeks to empower the Board, with the
approval of the Governor, to supply water in bulk for the use
of consumers and, with the approval of the Governor in Council,
to levy water rates. Annual estimates of the estimated expendi-
ture of the Board are to be submitted to the Legislative Council
after having been approved by the Governor in Council, expenses
incurred or payable by the Board are to be met from public funds
and the revenue of the Board is to form part of the public revenue.
3. The Bill seeks to empower the Legislative Council to bring
watercourses within the provisions of the Bill as well as to
remove watercourses from most of its provisions; it also seeks
to provide that the Board may declare that most of the provi-
sions of the Bill shall, at any time, cease to apply to any water-
works. Power is given to the Governor in Council to declare
areas to be water-sheds in certain circumstances and provisions
are made whereby adequate compensation shall be payable
for any actual damage or injury occasioned to property by any
act or thing done in the execution of the provisions of the Bill
or any regulation made thereunder.
4. Finally, the Bill seeks to make adequate provisions regard-
ing offences against its provisions and the penalties therefore as
well as the institution of proceedings and the recovery of rates
and charges.
5. The First Schedule contains regulations which are deemed
necessary in order that the provisions of the Bill may be effectually
carried out and the proposed water service rates are contained in
the Second Schedule.

W. E. JACOBS,


Crown Attorney.


3rd September, 1954.







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