The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, amended 1988

This legislation was introduced to provide for the prevention and control of water pollution and the maintaining or restoring of wholesomeness of water.

It also provides for the establishment of boards for the control of water pollution.

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977, amended 2003

This Act binds consumers who are carrying on an industry that falls within the provisions to affix meters for the purpose of assessing the quantity of water used in the act.

Industries also have to include operations or processes or treatment and disposal systems which consume water or give rise to sewage effluent.