The Water Act of Bhutan 2011 mandates that the Water Resources are protected, conserved and/or managed in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Act also prohibits blocking, storing or diverting and discharging effluents or wastes into Water Resources/Water Bodies.
It has come to the notice of the National Environment Commission Secretariat that there are incidences of dumping overburden construction wastes, debris, and other wastes into Water Resources/Water Bodies including natural drainage systems.
In this regard, all are requested to strictly adhere to the legal requirements and dump wastes in the approved designated areas. Any non-compliance shall be dealt as per the provisions of the Waste Prevention and Management Act 2009 and the Water Act 2011.
This notification is issued for immediate and strict compliance by all.
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