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203 Exchange of information with respect to pollution incidents etc.E+W

(1)It shall be the duty of the [F1Agency] to provide a water undertaker with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the [F1Agency] and is reasonably requested by the undertaker for purposes connected with the carrying out of its functions.

[F2(1A)It shall be the duty of the Agency to provide a licensed water supplier with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the Agency and is reasonably requested by the supplier for purposes connected with the carrying on of activities under its licence.]

(2)It shall be the duty of every water undertaker to provide the [F1Agency] with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the undertaker and is reasonably requested by the [F1Agency] for purposes connected with the carrying out of any of its functions.

[F3(2A)It shall be the duty of every licensed water supplier to provide the Agency with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the supplier and is reasonably requested by the Agency for purposes connected with the carrying out of any of its functions.]

[F4(3)Information provided to a water undertaker, to a licensed water supplier or to the Agency under subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A) above shall be provided in such form and in such manner and at such times as the undertaker, the supplier or the Agency, as the case may be, may reasonably require.]

(4)Information provided under [F5subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A)] above to a water undertaker[F6, to a licensed water supplier] or to the [F1Agency] shall be provided free of charge.

(5)The duties of

[F7(a)a water undertaker under subsection (2) above; or

(b)a licensed water supplier under subsection (2A) above,

shall] be enforceable under section 18 of the M1Water Industry Act 1991 by the Secretary of State.

(6)This section applies to information—

(a)about the quality of any controlled waters or of any other waters; or

(b)about any incident in which any poisonous, noxious or polluting matter or any F8... waste matter has entered any controlled waters or other waters.

(7)In this section “controlled waters” has the same meaning as in Part III of this Act.

[F9(8)Any reference in this section to a licensed water supplier is a reference to a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991.]

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F1Words in s. 203 substituted (subject to other provisions of the amending Act) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 128 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3 (with art. 4)

F5Words in s. 203(4) substituted (1.12.2005) by Water Act 2003 (c. 37), s. 105(3), Sch. 8 para. 53(2)(d)(i); S.I. 2005/2714, art. 3(c) (with Sch. para. 8)

F7Words in s. 203(5) substituted (1.12.2005) by Water Act 2003 (c. 37), s. 105(3), Sch. 8 para. 53(2)(e); S.I. 2005/2714, art. 3(c) (with Sch. para. 8)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 203 amended (27.8.1993) by 1993 c. 12, ss. 40, 51(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 9 (with s. 46).

C2S. 203 modified by S.I. 2010/675, Sch. 23 Pt. 8 para. 3 Table 9 (as substituted (1.10.2011) by The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/2043), reg. 1(b), Sch. 1)

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