This Act establishes the National Urban Water Authority, provides for its functions, powers and internal organization and makes provisions in general for the supply of water in urban areas and related operations. The Act also prohibits the misuse, waste or pollution of water and grants powers to the Authority to supply water for towns for which it is declared to be the Water Authority, to construct and operate waterworks, to enter into agreements as to drainage of land, to prevent obstruction and waste of water and to issue rules relating to the hygiene of water.

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