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What are the legal reasons to apply for water right?

According to the 42nd article of Water Act, water usages for the following purposes are exempt from water right registration.

  1. Domestic use and livestock water consumption.
  2. Pond digging on private land.
  3. Well drilling on private land, provided that its water output is less than 100 liters per minute.
  4. Water drawing by means of human power, animal power, or other simple means.
The authority-in-charge may impose restrictions upon, or order a registration of, the use of water under the preceding paragraph if such use has interfered with public water works or water usage by others.