There are two types of licenses under WSIA:
- The owners of a public water supply system or owners of a public sewerage or those who operate a water supply system or sewerage system for the purpose of providing treated water or sewerage services to the public are required to apply for an individual license which shall be granted by the Minister upon recommendation by SPAN; and
- The owners of a private water supply system or private sewerage system or any part of the system or those who operate a private water supply system, or a private sewerage system for the purpose of providing treated water or sewerage services to the owner or the occupier of a premise for their private use only are required to obtain a Class License via registration which shall be approved by the Minister based on certain predetermined general criteria.
Under each type there will be various categories of licenses to be issued as follows:
- Facilities License - for those who own a water supply system, or sewerage system, and/or any part of the system;
- Service License - for those who undertake, provide and/or make available any water supply services or sewerage services.