Ministrial Press Statement
The Ministry Of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection (MWDSEP) released a press statement clarifying the enactment of the statutory instruments on fees and charges, licensing of drillers and constructors and groundwater and boreholes (statutory instruments numbers 18, 19 and 20 of 2018).
The press statement highlighted on the statutory instruments numbers 18, 19 and 20 of 2018. SI No. 18 of 2018 talks about fees and charges for all economic uses of water such as hydropower, agriculture, mining, industries and municipal as well as non-extractive uses such as recreation and navigation. SI No. 19 of 2018 talks about licensing provision of drillers and constructors of water works and SI No. 20 of 2018 talks about the intended protection of groundwater resources and safe guard public health by prescribing minimum distances between adjacent boreholes as well as the distance between a borehole and a potential pollution source such as septic tanks and soak ways, landfills, graves and many more. Full Press Statement