Chapter 2 Water Districts and Administrations
The central authority-in-charge shall demarcate water districts according to the country’s natural pattern of waterways and submit the water district map to the Executive Yuan for approval and publication.
Where a water district extends over two or more provinces (municipalities) or is of significant interest that may present hardship in administration by the local government, the central authority-in-charge may establish a water agency to administer over the water works in the district.
Where a water district extends over two or more counties (cities) or is of great interests that may present hardship in administration by the country (city) government, the central authority-in-charge may establish a water agency to administer over water works in the district.
Any water work undertaken by a municipal or county (city) government and having impacts on two or more municipalities or counties (cities) shall be approved by the central authority-in-charge.
The provisions in the foregoing article apply to situations where water from one water system is drawn into another system for a water work in said system.
Alteration of waterway or digging canals is subject to the approval of the central authority-in-charge.
For undertaking any hydraulic engineering project, the authority-in-charge at various levels may recruit workers from those who benefit from the project, provided that a recruitment plan has been approved by its superior authority and filed with the central authority-in-charge.
The authority-in-charge may, taking into account the local needs, grant approval for setting up a farm irrigation association to promote irrigation works in conformity with government policy.
The farm irrigation association referred in the preceding paragraph shall be a public juristic person. The rules for its organization shall be promulgated separately.
Beneficiaries of a government’s water work who directly pay for the work may apply to the authority-in-charge for approval to organize a water conservation promotion association.
The people who take the initiative to undertake water works may organize a water development company with the approval of the authority-in-charge.