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Water Supplies (Exceptional Shortage Orders) Act 1934

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(1)If any water undertakers who are required by an order to give a supply of water in bulk make default in compliance with any of the provisions in that behalf contained in the order, they shall, without prejudice to the right of any person to enforce compliance with those provisions by mandamus or otherwise, be liable on summary conviction in respect of each day on which the default occurs to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds.

(2)If any person uses or takes water in contravention of a prohibition or limitation imposed by or under an order, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(3)If any person contravenes any provision contained in, or direction given under, an order with respect to the operation of a sluice or other works for drawing down or keeping back water, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds and to a further fine not exceeding forty shillings for each day on which the contravention continues after conviction therefor.

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