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Water Act 2014

Section 19: Charges for providing a public sewer etc

130.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 sewerage system are made.

131.Subsections (2) to (5) make changes to various provisions that allow a sewerage undertaker to impose charges and require security in respect of things done under section 98 (duty to provide a sewer or lateral drain), section 101B (power to provide lateral drains) and section 107 (right of the undertaker to undertaker the communication with a public sewer) so that the charges may be set in accordance with Ofwat’s charging rules under section 144ZA. There is a further amendment to section 146(5) to reflect the language of the new approach, and Schedule 7 to the Act repeals further related provisions including sections 100 and 100A which contain methods for calculating aspects of certain charges.

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