(b) a water and drainage-tax levied under Section 81 (1) (b) of the Madras District Municipalities Act, 1920, or under Section 99 (1) (b) of the Madras City Municipal Act, 1919, or
(c) a tax levied under Section 75 (2) of the Madras Local Boards Act, 1920, for the specific purpose of executing, maintaining or improving any work for the supply of water, 22 or
(d) an additional house-tax levied under rule 19 of Schedule IV to the Madras Local Boards Act, 1920, for the purpose of providing a water-system or a combined water and drainage system.
- 1 21. Powers of Director of Health Services to direct local authority to improve water-supply.—
- 2 22. Railway administrations to submit samples of drinking water for analysis.—
- 3 23. Rules for the protection and periodical examination of water supply.—
- 4 24. Health Officer's powers in regard to insanitary sources.–
If the Director of Health Services is satisfied upon investigation that any source of public water-supply in a local area is contaminated or is subject to imminent risk of contamination by reason of unsatisfactory location, protection, construction, operation or maintenance, and speedy remedy or immediate prevention is in his opinion, desirable, he may by order direct, the local authority to take such measures as may be specified therein; and the local authority shall take action accordingly.
22. Railway administrations to submit samples of drinking water for analysis.—
In the case of any railway in the State of Madras, the Government may, by general or special order, require the authority administering the railway to submit for analysis, to such person or institution, in such manner and at such intervals, as may be prescribed, samples of drinking water supplied by such authority at any station or stations on such railway. For such analysis, the authority aforesaid shall pay to the Government such fee as may be prescribed by them.
23. Rules for the protection and periodical examination of water supply.—
The Government shall have power to make rules providing for the protection and periodical examination of sources of water-supply in the State.
24. Health Officer's powers in regard to insanitary sources.–
1) The Health Officer may at any time by written notice require that the owner of, or any person having control over, any lake, stream, spring, well, tank, reservoir, pond or other source of water-supply which is used for drinking, bathing or washing shall, whether the same is private property or not, within a reasonable time to be specified in the notice, or in any case falling under clause (d) within such time as may be specified in the notice not being less than thirty-six hours from the receipt thereof—
(a) keep and maintain any such source of supply in such manner as the Health Officer may direct; or
(b) cleanse any such source of water-supply from silt, refuse and vegetation; or
(c) protect any such source of water-supply from pollution by surface drainage in such manner as the Health Officer may direct; or
(d) fill in, repair, protect or enclose in such manner as the Health Officer may direct, any such source of water-supply, if for want of sufficient repair, protection or enclosure, such source of water-supply is, in his opinion dangerous to the health or safety of the public or of any person having occasion to use or to pass or approach the same; or
(e) desist from using, and from permitting others to use, for drinking purposes any such source of water-supply if, in the opinion of the Health Officer, the water is unfit for drinking; or
(f) close any such source of water-supply, either temporarily or permanently, or fill up, enclose or fence the same in such manner as the Health Officer considers sufficient to prevent the use thereof for drinking purposes, if in his opinion, the water is unfit for drinking; or
(g) drain off or otherwise remove from any such source of water-supply, or from any land