THE WATER (PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF POLLUTION) ACT, 1974 AS AMENDED IN 1978
Empowers the Board to lay down
standards for sewage / trade effluent.
Empowers the Board to obtain information and give direction to
furnish to it information regarding construction, installation
or operation of such establishment or of any disposal system and
such other particulars as may be prescribed.
Empowers the Board to collect samples of sewage/ trade effluent
from any industry.
Prohibits the pollution of a stream or well by disposal of
polluting matter etc.
Section 25 & 26
Consent of the Board for the establishment / operation of any
industry and for discharge of sewage / trade effluent into any
stream or well or sewer or on land or into marine coastal areas
to be obtained. (List of industries for which the Tamil Nadu
Electricity Board has to give power supply only after the
industries produce consent to establish order issued by the
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board is given in GO MS
No. 111 E&F Dept. Dated 21.9.2011).
Provides for appeal against the orders of the Board under
Section 25 or 26 or 27. The appeal has to be made to the
Appellate Authority, within thirty days from the date of
communication of the order.
Empowers the Board to carry our certain works when the concerned
industry has failed to carry out the directions of the Board and
to recover the cost from that industry.
Requires furnishing of information to the Board about the
accidental discharge of poisonous, noxious or polluting matter.
Empowers the Board to take action on the presence of noxious or
polluting matter in any stream or well or sewer or land and
issuing orders restraining or prohibiting the discharge of any
such matter into any stream or well or sewer or on land or into
marine coastal areas.
Empowers the Board to issue directions for closure of the
industry or for stoppage of electricity, water supply or any
Contravention of Section 24 is punishable with imprisonment for
a term not less than one year and six months but which may
extend to six years and with fine.
Contravention of Section 25 or Section 26 is punishable with
imprisonment for a term not less than one year and six months
but which may extend to six years and with fine.
Civil Court shall have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or
proceeding in respect of any matter which an Appellate Authority
constituted under the Water Act is empowered to determine.
THE TAMIL NADU WATER (P&CP) RULES, 1983
Power and duties of the Chairman.-
The Chairman shall have overall control over the functions
of the Board.
Subject to general financial rules and service rules of the
Government, shall have power in respect of the following
matters, to the extent such power is not conferred on the
Powers and duties of the Member-Secretary.-
Subject to the overall control of the Chairman, the
Member-Secretary shall exercise the following powers,
Appointment of consulting Engineers.-
For the purpose of assisting the Board in the performance of
its functions, the Board may appoint any qualified person to
be consulting Engineer for a period not exceeding four
months, and assign him such duties as are necessary for the
Form of notice.-
The notice of intention to analyze a sample under clause (a)
of sub-section (3) of section 21 shall be in Form I
Rule 26 A
Consent fee shall be paid at the following rates by the
industries and the local bodies specified in the Table
Procedure for making inquiry into an
application for consent .-
(1) On receipt of an application under section 25 or section
26, the Board may depute any of its officers accompanied by
as many assistants as may be necessary, to visit the
premises of the applicant. ..
(2) Such officer shall, before visiting any premises of the
applicant for the purpose of inspection under sub-rule (1)
give notice to the applicant of his intention to do so in
Form IV. The applicant shall provide to such officer all
facilities that such officer may legitimately require for
Rule 27 A
and manner in which appeal may be preferred under section 28
and the procedure to be followed by the appellate authority
.- (1) Every appeal under section 28 against an order passed by
the Board under section 25, section 26 or section 27 shall
be made in Form IV -A.
Furnishing of information under section
Every person incharge of any place where any industry or
trade is being carried on shall, on happening of any
accident, unforeseen act or event as contemplated in
sub-section (1) of section 31, forthwith intimate the
occurrence thereof to the Board, the Collector of the
District, the Revenue Divisional Officer, the District
Health Officer, the Executive Authority of the municipal or
local body concerned and the nearest police station.
Fees payable for the laboratory’s report.
-Fees payable for
laboratory's report on the analysis of tests of samples of
water or of sewage or trade effluent shall be as specified
in the Annexure I and III to this rule.