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Water Act 2014

Drinking water inspectorate
Section 40: Charging of fees by assessors for the enforcement of water quality

173.Subsection (1) of this section adds a new section 86A of the WIA which allows the Secretary of State to confer power on the Chief Inspector of Drinking Water to charge fees to water companies for the costs of regulatory activities undertaken by the Drinking Water Inspectorate. It replaces a similar power conferred by section 4 of the Public Bodies Act 2011 which was time limited. There are equivalent powers for the Welsh Ministers to make such orders.

174.Subsection (2) of the section repeals the relevant provisions of the Public Bodies Act 2011.

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