AN ORDINANCE PENALIZING A PERSON OR ANY GROUP OF PERSONS INTERFERING THE FLOW OF WATER THROUGH INTENTIONAL AND NEGLIGENT DISTRUCTION OF WATER PIPE LINES, GATE VALVES AND OTHER WATER EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES OF THE MARIBOJOC WATERWORKS SYSTEM OF MARIBIOJOC, BOHOL
Authored by: Kag. Emilio J. Castilla
Kag. Alberto E. Arangoso
WHEREAS, the Maribojoc Waterworks System serves the potable drinking water to the most of the household of the municipality;
WHEREAS, several incident arise by willfully cutting the main water pipe line and tampering the adjustment of the gate valves controlling the distribution of water owned by the Maribojoc Waterworks System;
WHEREAS, in order to prevent such intentional and negligently act of interfering the operation of the waterworks system this ordinance shall be enacted;
WHEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan in their session duly assembled, that:
SECTION 1: Definition of Terms.- – When used in this ordinance the following terms shall be construed to mean:
a.) Waterworks – this shall include but not be limited to the following property owned or hereafter acquired by the municipality, used in providing water supply for the municipality, pumps and pumping.
b.) Pipe Lines – that portion of the water distribution that lies between the main source and up to the tapping portion of the pipe for the purpose of distributing potable drinking water to the consumers.
c.) Gate Valve – a mechanical device installed to any portion of the water main pipe lines to regulate and control the flow of water for distribution.
SECTION 2: Damaging, Tampering with Waterworks System.-
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the Maribojoc Waterworks System
SECTION 3: Liability for Damages.-.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall become liable to the municipality for any expenses, loss or damaged occasioned the municipality by reason of such violation.
SECTION 4: Notice of Violation.-
Any person or group of persons found to be violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be served by the municipality with the written notice stating the nature of the violation and the charges for the damages to be computed by authorized waterworks personnel or the office of the municipal engineer.
SECTION 5: Penalty.-
Any person or group of persons who violates of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined of not less than P1,500.00 but not more than P2,000.00 plus the charges of the damages stated in Section 4 or an imprisonment of not less than one (1) month but not more than two (2) months or upon the discretion of the court.
SECTION 6: Repealing Clause.-
Any provisions of an ordinance inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are deemed repealed or null and void.
SECTION 7: Effectivity.- This ordinance shall take effect upon approval.
Approved: June 10, 2005
Let copies be furnished, the Municipal Treasurer, Chief of Police and Barangay Captains, Maribojoc, Bohol for their information and guidance.
I HEREBY CERTIFY TO THE CORRECTNESS
OF THE ABOVE QUOTED ORDINANCE:
FILOMENA V. ASEDILLA
ERLINDA V. CASTILLON
Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
Municipal Vice Mayor
ENGR. GABINO C. REDULLA
Date signed: June 17, 2005