Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1948

Taking of samples of water.

27.—(1) A sanitary authority may take samples of water from any water supply (whether public or private) serving any inhabitants of their sanitary district for the purpose of the analysis of such samples.

(2) Where on analysis of samples of water taken by a sanitary authority under this section from a water supply, it is found that the water is unfit for human consumption, the sanitary authority shall take all reasonable steps to warn users of the water supply that the water therefrom is unfit for human consumption.

(3) Any officer, servant or agent of a sanitary authority may enter on any land for the purposes of this section.