No. S 166
Sewerage and Drainage Act 1999
(Act 10 of 1999)
Sewerage and Drainage (Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges) Regulations 1999
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 73 and 75 of the Sewerage and Drainage Act 1999, the Minister for the Environment hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Sewerage and Drainage (Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges) Regulations 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1999.
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 on sanitary appliances
3.  The following charges shall be payable 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 on water consumption
4.  Subject to regulation 5, the following charges shall be payable in respect of the amount of water used in any premises:
(a) domestic premises
20 centsper cubic metre;
(b) non-domestic premises
42 centsper cubic metre.
No charges in respect of industrial water, etc.
5.  The charges referred to in regulation 4 shall not be payable 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 any drain or into the sea after being used in factories or premises that have been granted approval to discharge used water into such drain or into the sea.
Monthly payment of charges
6.  The charges referred to in regulations 3 and 4, respectively, shall be payable monthly to the Director through Power Supply Ltd or in such other manner as the Director may require —
(a)by the occupier of the premises; or
(b)when the premises are vacant, by the owner of the premises.
Revocation and transitional arrangement
7.—(1)  The Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations (Cap. 348, Rg 1) are revoked.
(2)  Notwithstanding such revocation the Minister may direct the charges levied under the revoked Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges Regulations in force before 1st April 1999, shall apply to the 1st April 1999 cycle of meter readings.

Made this 30th day of March 1999.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of the Environment,
[ENV/LD/CF/39/3 Vol. 2; AG/LEG/SL/348/98/1/Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 75(2) of the Sewerage and Drainage Act 1999).