Water Act 1912 No 44
Current version for 1 January 2015 to date (accessed 1 February 2015 at 18:10)
Part 2Division 5Section 22A

22A   Public authorities may construct and use works in times of shortage of water

The Ministerial Corporation in any time of emergency or when there is an actual or threatened shortage of water may for such period and subject to such limitations and conditions as it may think fit authorise any public authority as prescribed to take such measures as may by the Ministerial Corporation be thought fit to conserve water in or obtain water from a river or lake for the purpose of supplying water or augmenting the supply of water for town or village water supply or other public purpose, and in the exercise of powers conferred by that authority the public authority may enter any land and construct and use any work to which this Part extends and it shall not be necessary for the public authority to obtain a licence or permit for any work constructed or used solely in respect of the authority so conferred by the Ministerial Corporation.
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