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CHAPTER I - ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
LAWS INVOLVING DSİ
Law No. 6200 on DSİ’s Establishment:
Enacted on 18
th
December 1953
Published on 25
th
December 1953
Put into effect on 28
th
February 1954
Law No. 167 on Groundwater:
Enacted on 16
th
December 1960
Published on 23
rd
December 1960
Law No. 1053 on Domestic and
Industrial Water Supply to Settlements
with Municipal Administration
Enacted on 3
rd
July 1968
Published on 16
th
July 1968
Amended on 26
th
April 2007
Law No. 6172 on Water User
Associations (WUOs):
Put into effect
on 22
nd
March 2011
Decree Law on restructuring DSİ:
published
on 2
nd
November 2011
1.1.3. Laws Authorizing DSİ for its Duties
The DSİ General Directorate carries out its task pursuant to Law No. 6200, Law No. 167, and Law
No. 1053. These three laws empower DSİ to execute following activities:
Law No. 6200 enacted on 28
th
February 1954 on Establishment & Duties empowers DSİ to:
construct dams;
equip land with irrigation facilities;
build flood control facilities;
rehabilitate rivers and swamps;
generate hydroelectric power;
carry out all kind of related surveys, project
and construction;
execute the duties of operation,
maintenance, and repair of the facilities.
Law No. 167 enacted on 16
th
December 1960
on Groundwater empowers DSİ to:
conduct surveys concerning groundwater
and drill deep wells or have them drilled;
transfer or lease deep wells;
protect and record groundwater; and
grant licenses for survey, use, rehabilitation
and modification of deep wells.
Law No. 1053 enacted on 03
rd
July 1968 on
Domestic and Industrial Water Supply to
Ankara, Istanbul and Cities with
Populations over 100,000 empowers DSİ to:
construct dams and transmission lines;
set up water storage facilities and pump stations
build water treatment plants.
The Article 10 of Law No 1053
has recently been amended. The Amended Law No 1053 has
revoked city criteria, “population of which is over 100,000”, and extended the duties of DSİ till
Municipal level. After that, DSİ has been authorized for domestic and industrial water supply of
3225 settlements having Municipality Administration over all Turkey. The Law stipulates that, if
necessary, DSİ could give priority to waste water treatment plants in progress at present.
Law No. 6172 put into effect on 22
nd
March 2011
on Water User Associations (WUOs)
delineates duties and responsibilities of WUAs and DSİ. Together with executive board of WUAs,
Inspection board has been established.
Decree Law enacted on restructuring DSİ
has come into effect since it was published
on 2
nd
November 2011
at the repeated edition of Official Gazette numbered 28103. Changes brought
into by the decree law are as follows:
1–DSİ having public corporation with special budget has more dynamic structure.
2–In addition to existing duties set out at the 2
nd
article of DSİ organization law No: 6200, DSİ
have been assigned following new tasks.