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Part P. Drainage

P3. Control of Objectionable Discharge

1. No person shall cause or permit sewage discharged from any sanitary fixture to enter -

(a) any stormwater drain, stormwater sewer or excavated or constructed watercourse;

(b) subject to the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998), any river, stream or natural watercourse whether ordinarily dry or otherwise; or

(c) any street or other site.

2. No person shall cause or permit stormwater to enter any drainage installation on any site.

3. The local authority may by notice in writing order the owner of any site to execute, at his own cost, any precautionary measures required by the local authority to prevent such entry contemplated in subregulation (1) or (2), as the case may be.

4. No person shall, without the written permission of the local authority, discharge or cause the discharge of any water from a swimming pool, fountain or reservoir, either directly or indirectly, onto any public street or public place, or onto any site other than onto the site upon which such swimming pool, fountain or reservoir is situated.

5. Any person who contravenes or permits the contravention of any requirement of this regulation or fails to comply with a notice served on him in terms of subregulation (3), shall be guilty of an offence.

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