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Water Act 2014

Section 33: Notice of agreements within section 142(2)(b)

162.This section adds new subsections (6A) and (6B) to section 142 of the WIA. An undertaker will be required to notify Ofwat when it makes an individual charging agreement with a customer that is not covered by a charges scheme. Such agreements tend to be made between undertakers and large users of water but could be made for any non-household arrangements not covered by undertakers’ charges schemes. This reporting requirement will be enforceable by Ofwat under its section 18 powers. The section also amends section 195 of the WIA to require such notified information to be included on Ofwat’s register for public inspection in relation to agreements made after the coming into force of this section. This is subject to any direction given by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers in relation to, for example, commercially sensitive information.

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