40(1)Section 175 (offence of tampering with meter) is amended as follows.E+W
(2)In subsection (1)(a), after “undertaker” there is inserted “ or licensed water supplier ”.
(3)In subsection (2), for the words from “consent” to the end there is substituted “ appropriate consent ”.
(4)After that subsection there is inserted—
“(3)In subsection (2) above, the “appropriate consent” means—
(a)if the meter is used by one relevant undertaker, the consent of that undertaker;
(b)if the meter is used by one licensed water supplier, the consent of that supplier;
(c)if the meter is used by two or more of the following persons—
(i)a relevant undertaker;
(ii)a licensed water supplier,
the consent of each of those persons.
(4)In subsection (3) above, references to the consent of a relevant undertaker are references to consent under section 176 below.”