A New Model for Leasing Contract of Public Drinking Water Distribution Services

Publication Year
IRT Vehicle

Introduction: Following the passage of the comprehensive decentralization law of March 2, 1982 (Articles 90 and 91; CGCT, Article L-1111-5 and following), Standard Contract are no longer obligatory. They now serve only as “models”, which local authorities may refer should they so wish. It is in this manner that local authorities (or their collective institutions) have continued to use the Standard Contracts for the distribution of drinking water, as approved by the executive order dated March 17, 1980.  Nonetheless, this document showed some signs that it was becoming out of date.