Water and ice hazards; averting

If, in order to avert the danger of water, ice and debris flows, it becomes necessary to take precautions that cannot be postponed, the neighbouring municipalities shall be obliged to assist the threatened municipality to the best of their ability and at their own expense.


The neighbouring municipalities shall, in particular, provide auxiliary personnel, materials, tools, equipment and vehicles as required.

Municipalities which, according to experience, are threatened by floods or mudslides shall ensure that a guard and assistance service for water hazards (water defence, dam defence, mudslide defence) is set up; they shall keep the necessary resources available for this purpose.

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Status: 19.05.2021

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