Water Pollution Control and Drainage Act
(Chapter 348, Sections 32 and 71)
Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations
Rg 1
(25th March 1992)
[1st September 1975]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations.
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“domestic premises” means premises used exclusively for residential purposes;
“non-domestic premises” means premises other than domestic premises.
(2)  For the purposes of these Regulations, where a part of any premises is used —
(a)for the purposes of or in connection with any trade, business or profession; or
(b)as a hotel, boarding house, school, place of worship or mess,
such premises shall be regarded as non-domestic premises.
Charges in respect of sanitary appliances
3.  The following charges shall be levied in respect of each of the following sanitary appliances which is installed in any premises and is connected to any sewer or sewerage system vested in or owned by the Government or controlled, supervised, maintained and repaired by the Director:
(a) water-closet
$3 per month
(b) bidet
$3 per month
(c) slop-sink
$3 per month
(d) urinal
$3 per month per bowl or stall or for every 610 millimetres length of slab.
Charges in respect of water
4.  Subject to regulation 5, the following charges shall be levied in respect of the amount of water used in any premises:
(a) domestic premises
10 cents per cubic metre
(b) non-domestic
22 cents per cubic metre
[S 358/98 wef 01/07/1998]
No-charges in respect of industrial water and water discharged
5.  The charges referred to in regulation 4 shall not be levied in respect of —
(a)water used in the end products of industries;
(b)industrial water supplied by the Government and used in any premises; and
(c)water which is discharged into watercourses after being used in factories or premises that have been granted approval to discharge used water into such watercourses.
[inserted by S 539/95 wef 01/12/1995]
[S 539/95 wef 01/12/1995]
Charges payable monthly
6.  The charges referred to in regulations 3 and 4 respectively shall be payable monthly to the Director through the Public Utilities Board or in such manner as the Director may require.