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Directive relating to Regional Councils and Local Authority Councils

Government Notice 104 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 7183 on 21 April 2020

  • Assented to on 21 April 2020
  • Commenced on 21 April 2020

  • [Up to date as at 14 July 2020]

Under regulation 14(1) and (3) of the State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations published under Proclamation No. 9 of 28 March 2020, with the authorisation of the President and the approval of the Attorney General, I issue the Directive set out in the Schedule.E. UutoniMinister of Urban and Ruaral Development

1. Definitions

In this directive a word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations has that meaning, and unless the context otherwise indicates-"local authority area" means a local authority area as defined in section 1 of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 (Act No. 23 of 1992);"local authority council" means a local authority council as defined in section 1 of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 (Act No. 23 of 1992);"potable water" means water that is treated and safe to drink or to use for food preparation;"region" means a region as defined in section 1 of the Regional Council Act, 1992 (Act No. 22 of 1992);"regional council" means a regional council as defined in section 1 of the Regional Council Act, 1992 (Act No. 22 of 1992); and"the Regulations" means the State of Emergency-COVID-19 Regulations published under Proclamation No. 9 of 28 March 2020.


2. Provision of potable water

(1)Local authority councils must ensure that residents within its respective local authority areas-(a)with arrears and suspended water services have their water supply reconnected; and(b)with no access to water supply are provided with access to potable water.
(2)Regional councils must ensure that the residents within the area of jurisdiction of the respective regional councils-(a)with arrears and suspended water services have their water supply reconnected; and(b)with no access to water supply are provided with access to potable water.
(3)All costs incurred in supplying water, as directed in paragraph (1) and (2) and as a result ofthe lockdown, must accurately be recorded.
(4)The costs referred to in paragraph (3) must be ring-fenced and kept separate from the normal operational water bills.

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