Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]

Part VIII   cite [+]

POLLUTION OF STREAMS

69 Committing nuisance in streams, etc.   cite [+]

Any person who commits a nuisance or deposits any filth in or upon the bank of any stream, channel, public drain or other watercourse within the local authority area shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand ringgit or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or with both and to a further fine not exceeding five hundred ringgit for each day during which the offence is continued after conviction.

70 Pollution of streams with trade refuse, etc.   cite [+]

Any person who, within or without the limits of a local authority area-

(a) puts or causes to be put or to fall or to flow or knowingly permits to be put or to fall or to flow or to be carried into any stream, so as either singly or in combination with other acts of the same or any other person to interfere with its due flow or to pollute its waters, the solid or liquid refuse of any manufactory, manufacturing process or quarry or any rubbish or cinders or any other waste or any putrid matter;

(b) cause to fall or flow or knowingly permits to fall or flow or to be carried into any stream any solid or liquid sewage matter; or

(c) uses, for the purpose of carrying on any laundry trade, any stream, channel, public drain or other water-course or pool, pond or tank,


shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or with both and to a further fine not exceeding five hundred ringgit for each day during which the offence is continued after conviction.

71 Local authority may recover for work done   cite [+]

(1) Where any expenses are incurred by the local authority in carrying out any work as a result of the offences mentioned in sections 69 and 70, the local authority shall certify the cost thereof to the defaulting persons and the certificate of the local authority shall be conclusive proof of the sum due.

(2) Such sum shall be deemed to be a debt due to the local authority and may be recovered in the manner provided by this Act for the recovery of unpaid rates.


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