(1) In any civil proceedings a document, purporting to be signed by the Drainage Authority, stating in the case of proceedings for the recovery of an unpaid trade effluent surcharge-
(a) the name of the person liable to pay the trade effluent surcharge;
(b) the amount of the trade effluent surcharge;
(c) the nature and other particulars of the trade effluent surcharge; and
(d) that the trade effluent surcharge remains unpaid,
shall be admitted in evidence without further proof.
(2) On the production of a document mentioned in subsection (1)-
(a) the court before which it is produced shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, presume-
(i) that it was signed at the time and place specified therein by the Drainage Authority;
(ii) that the facts stated in the document are true; and
(iii) that the record of the facts stated in the document was made and compiled at the time stated therein; and
(b) the document shall be evidence of all other matters contained therein.
(3) Where any document is produced and admitted as evidence under subsection (1), the court may, if it thinks fit, on its own motion or on the application of any party to the proceedings, summon the person who signed the document and examine him as to the subject-matter thereof.