Guyana Water Incorporated

Legislation

Water and Sewerage Act 2002
(Penalties for Offenses)

Wastage

Paragraph 79 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who willfully or negligently wastes or causes any water, which he is supplied by the public supplier, to be wasted shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (b) of the second schedule which states:

A fine of not less than fifteen thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars and imprisonment for three months

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Tampering

Paragraph 73 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who unlawfully, intentionally or negligently tampers or interferes with any waterworks or any seal or measuring device attached to a waterworks shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (d) of the second schedule which states:

A fine not less than thirty thousand dollars nor more than ninety thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year:

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body , the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Drawing-Off Water

Paragraph 74 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who without lawful authority, flushes, draws off, diverts or takes water from any waterworks or other work constructed or maintained for the supply of water or from any water, creek or stream whereby the waterworks are supplied shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (d) of the second schedule which states:

A fine not less than thirty thousand dollars nor more than ninety thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year:

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Damage to Waterworks

Paragraph 75 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who willfully or negligently breaks, damages or opens any lock, cock, pipe, waterworks or other works constructed or maintained for the supply of water shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (d) of the second schedule which states:

A fine not less than thirty thousand dollars nor more than ninety thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year:

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Interference with Water Meter

Paragraph 76 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who interferes with, damages or disconnects any water meter so as to prevent the meter showing the volume of water supplied to the premises shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (c) of the second schedule which states:

A fine of not less than twenty thousand dollars nor more than sixty thousand dollars and imprisonment for four months:

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Works Affecting Water Meter

Paragraph 77 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who carries out any works which affect the operation of a water meter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (b) of the second schedule which states:

A fine of not less than fifteen thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars and imprisonment for three months

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a body corporate, the body corporate shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.

Polluting Waterworks

Paragraph 80 of part XI of act no. 5 states that any person who bathes in any reservoir, conduit, aqueduct or other waterworks which is constructed for the supply of water, or washes, cleanses, throws or causes to enter therein any animal, rubbish filth, stuff or thing of any kind or causes, or permits, or suffers to run or to brought therein, the water of any sink, sewer, drain, engine or boiler, or other filthy, unwholesome or adulterated water, or anything whereby any water under the management or control of the supplier, or whereby any water contained in any reservoir, conduit, aqueduct, or other waterworks is fouled, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under paragraph (d) of the second schedule which states:

A fine not less than thirty thousand dollars nor more than ninety thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year:

Provided that where the offender liable to the prescribed fine under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to a fine not less than twice such prescribed minimum fine and where the offender liable to the prescribed term of imprisonment under the aforesaid paragraph is a corporate body, the corporate body shall be liable to twice such term of imprisonment.