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Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Recording of water levels etc. and record keepingN.I.

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37—(1) The reservoir manager of a high-consequence or medium-consequence reservoir must maintain a record of the following matters in respect of the reservoir (“the recorded matters”) in accordance with this section—

(a)water levels and depth of water in the reservoir, including the flow of water over any waste weir or overflow,

(b)any leakage,

(c)any repair,

(d)any settlement of walls or other works,

(e)such other matters as the Department may by regulations specify.

(2) The Department may by regulations make provision as to—

(a)the form of the record to be maintained,

(b)the information to be included in relation to the recorded matters.

(3) A supervising engineer, an inspecting engineer or a construction engineer commissioned in relation to the reservoir may give directions to the reservoir manager as to—

(a)the manner in which the information referred to in subsection (2)(b) is to be recorded,

(b)the intervals at which the record is to be updated.

(4) The reservoir manager must comply with any directions under subsection (3).

(5) A copy of a direction given under subsection (3) must be given by the engineer concerned to the Department.

(6) The reservoir manager must install and maintain such instruments as may be necessary to provide the information to be recorded in relation to the recorded matters.

(Sections 58 and 60 make further provision in relation to records (to be maintained by the reservoir managers of all controlled reservoirs) and associated offences.)

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