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WATER CODE OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of January 12, 2005 No. 8

(The last edition from 05-04-2019)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on December 9, 2004

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose and tasks

1. This Code governs the water relations in the field of use, protection and development of water resources for the guaranteed, sufficient and safe supply with water of the population of the Kyrgyz Republic, environmental protection and ensuring rational development of water fund of the republic.

2. For the purpose of realization of this Code the basic principles of water resources management are established; bases of state policy are determined by water; competence of state bodies on water resources management and water objects is established; the system of measures for development of National water strategy and plans for use of water resources is created; use of surface, underground water and payment for their use is regulated; measures for protection of water resources from pollution and depletion are determined; provisions on the emergency situations relating to water resources and safety of dikes are entered; water management and irrigational sectors are regulated; provisions on use and about property of lands of water fund are established, creation of the state water inspection is provided and powers and obligations of the state water inspectors are established; offenses when using water resources are determined, the relation of this Code to obligations of the Kyrgyz Republic is determined by international law.

Article 2. The main terms and determinations applied in this Code

The terms and determinations applied in this Code mean:

association of water users - the public association founded for providing agricultural producers with irrigation water;

basin water administration - the territorial authority of public water administration responsible for water resources management in hydrogeographical boundaries of the main pool;

the basin plan - the plan for development, use and protection of water resources in borders of certain main pool;

basin council - representative body for the solution of questions in the main pool on use, protection and development of water resources;

coast - the earth strips adjoining natural water object, relating to lands of water fund;

water users - legal entities or physical persons of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also foreign physical persons and legal entities, including stateless persons;

water objects - any concentration of surface and underground water, including the rivers, streams, springs, lakes, swamps, glaciers and snow patches;

water resources of the Kyrgyz Republic - all waters which are in frontier of the Kyrgyz Republic;

water management constructions - water storage basins with dikes, channels, collectors, drains, ditches, hydraulic engineering constructions, protective dikes, aqueducts, pipelines, bridges, wells, pumping points, water supply systems with communications and other elements of infrastructure, including all taken-away parcels of land for their operation and maintenance;

water fund - set of all water objects, water resources and water management constructions, including lands of water fund;

the main pool - the territory in which all surface water falls into the main river or water object;

public water administration - specially created state body on water resources management of the Kyrgyz Republic;

state body on hydrometeorology - specially authorized state body which is taking part in preparation of information systems on water, monitoring of water resources and the state water inventory;

the paragraph the fifteenth voided according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 10.10.2012 No. 170;

state body on environmental protection - specially authorized state body on environmental protection;

state body on emergency situations - specially authorized state body which is taking part in preparation, updating and implementation of plans for case of floods, mud flows and landslides;

the state sanitary and epidemiologic body - specially authorized state body providing determination of suitability of water for economic, drinking and household water use, approval of standards of waters in water objects;

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