Water facilities for collecting, draining and discharging wastewater and water protection

Article 19

Water facilities for collecting, draining and discharging waste water and protecting waters are: main collectors, wastewater treatment plants, waste sludge processing plants, solid waste treatment plant treatment plants, drains from the plant in Receiver (receiver) and other associated devices, as well as dams with accumulations to improve water quality.

Water monitoring facilities

Article 20

Water facilities for water monitoring are: limnigrafi, water meters, water meters, special toppings, pedestrians buyers, levelers and other devices that collect data on the state of the level, quantity and quality of surface and groundwater.

Construction, maintenance and registration of public books

Article 21

Construction and maintenance of water facilities shall be carried out in accordance with this Law and special laws.

Water facilities are entered in public books on the register of real estate and rights on them.

Rehabilitation of a water facility

Article 22

If you are on the water structure in public ownership, in addition to the water facility for water monitoring, damage caused to the actions of the legal or natural person, market hinges rehabilitation of water structure borne by that person.

If the person referred to in paragraph 1 . Of this Article shall not execute the rehabilitation, shall be executed by a public water undertaking established for carrying out aquatic activities in a given territory , at the expense of that person.

Water management

Article 23

A public water utility established for the purpose of performing aquatic activities in a given territory (hereinafter: a public water undertaking) manages water facilities for watercourse management and for flood protection on water and water and drainage facilities, which are publicly owned and caring Their intended use, maintenance and preservation .

In addition to the facilities referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, Public Water Management Company manages the dams with reservoirs, locks on the canals and irrigation systems, in addition to facilities which and are legal entities built for themselves.

Water facilities for the regulation of watercourses and flood protection in the waters of the second order, the facilities for protection from erosion and floods, which are publicly owned, are managed, taking care of their intended use, maintenance and preservation of local units Self-government on whose territory the facility is located.

A legal entity, entrepreneur and a natural person who has built water facilities for their own needs is obliged to manage and maintain them in accordance with this Law and special laws.

The minister shall prescribe the method of maintaining water facilities from paragraph 1, 2 and 3 of this Article.


1. Concept, competence and principles

Concept and competence

Article 24

Integrated water management (hereinafter: water management), under this Act, makes a set of measures and activities aimed at improving and maintain the water regime , providing the required quantities of water of the required quality for times Different purposes, anti- water from Pollution and protection against the harmful effects of water.

Water management is under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Serbia.

The Republic of Serbia realizes water management through the Ministry and other competent ministries, autonomous province authorities, local self-government units and public water management companies.


Article 25

Water management is based on:

1) the principle of sustainable development – water management must take place so that the needs of current generations are met in a way that does not jeopardize the ability of future generations to meet their needs, that is, the use of water-based On long-term protection of available water resources, in quantity and quality;

2) n with: the integrity – the process and the yield and, which is a significant component of water , and the linkage and interdependency of aquatic and coastal ecosystems , must travel ;

3) the principle of the unity of the water system – the management of waters within a single water area must be in accordance with the development of the Republic of Serbia in order to achieve maximum economic and social effects in a fair manner and with the acceptance of international agreements;

4) the principle of ensuring protection against the harmful effects of water – the population and its property must be protected from water, while safeguarding the legality of natural processes and the protection of natural values, as well as the economic justification of this protection Tite;

5) the principle of payer usage – anyone who uses a water well and a water facility, that is, a water system, as well as a general interest, is obliged to pay the real price for its use;

6) the principle of polluter pays – anyone who causes pollution of water by their activities is obliged to bear the cost of pollution removal measures;

7) The principle of public participation – the public has the right to information on the status of waters and the work of competent authorities in the field of waters, as well as on involvement in the processes of preparation and adoption of water management plans and control of their implementation;

8) the principle of conservation of the best available techniques – in water management, the best known and available techniques must be applied , which represent the most advanced achievements in certain areas.

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