President ratifies Water and Sewerage Act

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Muzain Nazim)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today, ratified the water supply and sewerage act passed by the Parliament on July 20.

The initial bill was proposed to the parliament to ensure the water supply and sewerage services of everyone living in the country and stipulates the responsibilities of institutions tasked with the work in addition to policies regarding the services. 

Steps to be taken against violations in providing these services are stipulated in the act. Gemenafushi MP Ahmed Saeed presented the bill to the parliament. 

During the Committee phase of the bill, it was amended to state that it was the responsibility of service providers to ensure that water supply and sewerage services are provided continuously without any disruptions. 

Related regulations to the Act are to be formulated within six months.