Department: Water Security Agency
WHEREAS under The Water Security Agency Act, the Water Security Agency (WSA) is required to investigate all complaints it receives regarding municipal works;
WHEREAS municipal works are shut down until investigators can be sent out to inspect the works, even when permits have been issued to the rural municipality;
WHEREAS previously complainants were required to have an interest in the property or work to bring forward a complaint to the WSA;
WHEREAS the current Act allows individuals to make vexatious complaints which create undue delays and costs for the rural municipality, as it can take a up to a week for officials to investigate the complaint;
BE IT RESOLVED that The Water Security Agency Act be amended to require complainants to have an interest in the land or works in question in order to prevent vexatious complaints.