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Water Act 2003

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Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

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19(1)Section 69 (regulations for preserving water quality) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), for “to take all such steps” there is substituted “or a licensed water supplier to ensure that such steps are taken”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)after “water undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water supplier”,

(b)in paragraph (a)—

(i)for “take all such steps” there is substituted “ensure that all such steps are taken”; and

(ii)for “which that undertaker supplies” there is substituted “used for relevant supplies”,

(c)in paragraph (b)—

(i)for “take all such steps” there is substituted “ensure that all such steps are taken”; and

(ii)for “that undertaker uses or is proposing to use for supplying water” there is substituted “is used or is proposed to be used for making relevant supplies”,

(d)in paragraph (c), for “that undertaker is using or proposing to use for supplying water” there is substituted “is used or proposed to be used for making relevant supplies”,

(e)in paragraph (d)—

(i)for “keep records” there is substituted “ensure that records are kept”;

(ii)for “supplied with water” there is substituted “receiving relevant supplies”; and

(iii)the words “by that undertaker” are omitted, and

(f)in paragraph (e), for “comply with prescribed requirements” there is substituted “ensure that prescribed requirements are complied with”.

(4)In subsection (3), for the words from “with respect” to “functions” there is substituted “imposing obligations on water undertakers or licensed water suppliers with respect to the use for the purposes of or in connection with making relevant supplies”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)in paragraph (a)—

(i)for “forbid the use by water undertakers of” there is substituted “require water undertakers or licensed water suppliers to ensure that”, and

(ii)at the end there is inserted “are not used for the purposes of or in connection with relevant supplies”,

(b)in paragraph (b)—

(i)after “require” there is inserted “water undertakers and licensed water suppliers to ensure that”, and

(ii)for “by water undertakers to” there is substituted “for the purposes of or in connection with relevant supplies”, and

(c)in paragraph (c), for “by water undertakers” there is substituted “for the purposes of or in connection with relevant supplies”.

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)the words “require a water undertaker” are omitted,

(b)in paragraph (a)—

(i)at the beginning, there is inserted “require a water undertaker”, and

(ii)for “by that undertaker” there is substituted “using that undertaker’s supply system”,

(c)the word “and” at the end of paragraph (a) is omitted,

(d)after that paragraph, there is inserted—

(aa)require a licensed water supplier to publish information about the quality of water supplied for domestic or food production purposes to any premises by that supplier, and

(e)in paragraph (b)—

(i)at the beginning, there is inserted “require any such undertaker or supplier”, and

(ii)for “so supplied” there is substituted “supplied as referred to in paragraph (a) or (aa) above (as the case may be)”.

(7)In subsection (6)—

(a)in paragraph (b)—

(i)after “water undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water supplier”, and

(ii)after “the undertaker” there is inserted “or supplier”, and

(b)in paragraph (c), after “undertaker” there is inserted “or licensed water supplier”.

(8)After that subsection there is inserted—

(7)In this section, “relevant supplies” means—

(a)in the case of an obligation imposed on a water undertaker, supplies of water—

(i)made by the undertaker in carrying out its functions; or

(ii)made by a licensed water supplier using the undertaker’s supply system; and

(b)in the case of an obligation imposed on a licensed water supplier, supplies of water made by that supplier using a water undertaker’s supply system.

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