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Explanatory Memorandum to Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Articles 124–125 Enforcement

62.Article 124 confers rights of entry on persons designated by DOE in relation to its responsibilities for private water supplies. These powers also extend to the Department in respect of assessing potential contamination of water sources and waterworks that could impact on the public supply.  General requirements and procedures in relation to rights of entry under this Chapter are set out in Schedule 4.

63.Article 125 provides the Department and DOE separately with a power to appoint inspectors to act on their behalf. The inspectors’ responsibilities relate to the Departments’ functions concerning the quality and sufficiency of public and private water supplies respectively. The Department and DOE, acting jointly, also have a power to appoint a Chief Inspector of Drinking Water.

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