IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW OF THE WATER SERVICES ACT, Act 108 of 1997 Presentation to Portfolio Committee 12 August 2008. Background : Water Services Developments.
Act 108 of 1997
Presentation to Portfolio Committee
12 August 2008
The following achievements can be noted since the promulgation of the Water Services Act:
Sections 2,3 and 11: Right of access to basic water supply and basic sanitation
Water Services Intermediaries sections 24- 27 (Institutions to provide WS on private land such as farms and mining towns:
With the new local government dispensation it became necessary to consolidate Water Sector Legislation and Policy. This led to the development of the SFWS( Cabinet approved in 2003)
The SFWS gives a:
DPLG; Dept of Housing; Dept of Health; DEAT; Dept of Education; Dept of Public Enterprise; DPW; and National Treasury;
SALGA; Water Research Commission; SAAWU; Chief State Law Advisor; and Committee for Environmental Co-ordination
Review must include reasons for
disestablishment of WB.
It should bring more clarity and direction on boards and
appointment of its members.