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Water Act 2014

Section 36: Obtaining information for enforcement purposes

165.This section amends section 203 of the WIA to extend current powers to demand information. Under the current section 203 the appropriate Minister and Ofwat can demand information from any person about potential contraventions by water and sewerage undertakers of their or others’ appointment and licence conditions or other statutory requirements enforceable under section 18 of WIA.

166.This section extends the subjects on which information can be demanded by Ofwat and the Minister to situations where an undertaker is causing or contributing to a contravention by another undertaker, or where a licensee is causing or contributing to a contravention by another licensee of appointment or licence conditions or other statutory requirements enforceable under section 18 of WIA. Information can also be demanded about both undertakers’ and licensees’ compliance in individual cases with the prescribed standards of performance relating to water supply and sewerage services.

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