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Reservoirs Act 1975

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24Notification to local authorities of existing reservoirs

(1)Where a large raised reservoir has been constructed before, or is in course of construction at, the commencement of this Act, the undertakers, if they are not a local authority, shall, not later than nine months after the date of that commencement, give to the local authority in whose area the reservoir is situated (or, if it extends or will extend into the areas of more than one local authority, to one of those authorities) notice of the situation of the reservoir and of the name and address of the undertakers; and if the undertakers are a local authority, and the reservoir or any part of it is or will be in the area of another local authority or authorities, they shall, not later than nine months after that date, give notice of the situation of the reservoir and of their being the undertakers to the other authority or to one of the other authorities.

(2)With the notice under subsection (1) above the undertakers shall send for inspection and return by the local authority—

(a)any final certificate given under the Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act 1930 on the construction of the reservoir or any alteration of it or, if the preliminary certificate has been so given but no final certificate, the preliminary certificate;

(b)any certificate so given as to the execution of the works on the construction of the reservoir or any alteration of it (including the annex to the certificate);

(c)the report made on the latest inspection of the reservoir under that Act (if any).

(3)The notice under subsection (1) above shall state, if it is so—

(a)that no final certificate was given under the Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act 1930 on the construction of the reservoir or on its alteration to become a large reservoir because the construction or alteration was completed before the commencement of that Act;

(b)that no certificate has been given for the reservoir or inspection made of it under that Act because it was not a reservoir to which the Act applied.

(4)Every local authority shall during the three months after the date of the commencement of this Act take such steps as they think are reasonably required to inform undertakers of the requirements of subsections (1) to (3) above.

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