Sewerage and Drainage Act
(Chapter 294, Sections 72 and 74)
Sewerage and Drainage (Sanitary Appliances and Water Charges) Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 166/1999

(15th May 2007)
[1st April 1999]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Sewerage and Drainage (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.
2A.  The charges specified in regulations 3 and 4 shall apply in respect of any billing for such charges made on or after 9th August 2008.
[S 405/2008 wef 09/08/2008]
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 Board:
(a) water closet
$2.8037 per month;
(b) bidet
$2.8037 per month;
(c) slop-sink
$2.8037 per month;
(d) urinal
$2.8037 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
$0.2803 per cubic metre;
(b) non-domestic premises
$0.5607 per 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.—(1)  The charges payable under regulations 3 and 4 are not inclusive of goods and services tax chargeable under the Goods and Services Tax Act (Cap. 117A) on the services in respect of which the charges are payable, and the person responsible for paying such charges shall, in addition to such charges, bear and pay the goods and services tax charged on the supply of services at the rate prevailing at the time of such supply.
[S 405/2008 wef 09/08/2008]
(2)  The charges referred to in regulations 3 and 4 shall be payable monthly to the Board through its billing agent or by such other means as the Board may from time to time specify —
(a)by the occupier of the premises; or
(b)when the premises are vacant, by the owner of the premises.
[G.N. Nos.S166/99; S 276/99; S 301/2000; S 156/2001; S 405/2008]