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Reservoirs Act 1975

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21Duty of undertakers to furnish information

(1)Where undertakers intend—

(a)to construct a large raised reservoir (whether as a new reservoir or by alteration of an existing reservoir that is not a large raised reservoir), or to alter a large raised reservoir so as to increase its capacity ; or

(b)to bring a large raised reservoir back into use as a reservoir after that use has been abandoned;

the undertakers, if they are not a local authority, shall serve notice of their intention, giving the prescribed information, on the local authority in whose area the intended large raised reservoir will be or, if it will extend into the areas of more than one local authority, on each of those authorities; and if the undertakers are a local authority and the reservoir or any part of it will be in the area of another local authority or authorities, they shall serve notice of their intention on the other authority or authorities. A notice under this subsection shall be served not less than twenty-eight days before any work on the construction or alteration of the reservoir is begun or, if the case is within paragraph (b) above and the reservoir is to be brought back into use without alteration, not less than twenty-eight days before it is brought back into use.

(2)Where the use of a large raised reservoir as a reservoir is abandoned, the undertakers shall within twenty-eight days notify the enforcement authority in writing.

(3)Whenever a person is appointed to be, or ceases to be, supervising engineer for a large raised reservoir, the undertakers shall within twenty-eight days notify the enforcement authority in writing; and the notice of an appointment shall include the date on which the appointment will take effect, if it has not done so.

(4)On the appointment of an inspecting engineer for a large raised reservoir the undertakers shall within twenty-eight days notify the enforcement authority in writing of the appointment.

(5)The supervising engineer and every inspecting engineer for a large raised reservoir, and any civil engineer employed by the undertakers for purposes of section 8, 9, 10(6) or 14 above or appointed by an enforcement authority under section 15(2) or 16(3), shall be afforded by the undertakers all reasonable facilities for the effective performance of his functions ; and the undertakers shall furnish him—

(a)with the statutory record required to be kept for the reservoir; and

(b)with copies of any statutory certificates relating to the reservoir, with their annexes (if any); and

(c)with copies of the reports made by inspecting engineers on any statutory inspection of the reservoir; and

(d)with such further information and particulars as he may require.

(6)In this section " statutory " refers to matters provided for by this Act or by the Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act 1930.

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