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Water Act 2003

425. .Section 98: Schemes for the adoption of sewers, lateral drains and sewage disposal works.

This section provides for the Secretary of State to make regulations to place a duty on sewerage undertakers to exercise their existing powers, under Section 102 of the Water Industry Act 1991, to adopt private sewers under defined circumstances where certain criteria are satisfied. The circumstances and criteria will be set out in schemes made under the regulations.

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