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Water Act 2014

Section 18: Charges for providing a water main etc

128.This section makes several amendments to the WIA to allow for charging rules under new section 144ZA (inserted by section 17) to be the basis on which charges for new connections to an undertaker’s water supply system are made.

129.Subsections (2) to (5) make changes to various provisions that allow a water undertaker to impose charges and require security in respect of things done under section 41 (duty to provide a water main), section 45 (duty to make domestic connections to a water main), and section 46 (duties to carry out ancillary works) so that the charges may be set in accordance with Ofwat’s charging rules under section 144ZA Paragraph 54 to 57 of Schedule 7 to the Act repeal further related provisions including sections 43 and 43A which contain methods for calculating aspects of certain charges.

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