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Water Act 1945

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Power to require supply to certain premises and for certain purposes to be taken by meter

49(1)The following provisions of this section shall have effect where a maximum charge for a supply of water by meter is prescribed.

(2)The undertakers shall not be bound to supply with, water otherwise than by meter—

(a)any premises used as a house whereof a part is used by the same occupier for any business, trade or manufacturing purpose for which water is required or any premises used as a farmhouse;

(b)any public institution, hospital, mental' institution, nursing home, sanatorium, school, club, hostel, assembly hall, place of public entertainment, hotel, restaurant or licensed premises, within the meaning of that expression as used in the Licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910;

(c)any boarding-house capable of accommodating twelve or more persons including the persons usually resident therein; or

(d)any premises which are used solely for business, trade or manufacturing purposes and in which a supply of water for domestic purposes only is required.

(3)In any of the cases mentioned in the last foregoing subsection the water shall be supplied at a charge not exceeding the prescribed charge, subject, however, to a minimum annual charge equal to the annual amount which would be payable by way of water rate for a supply of water for domestic purposes furnished to the premises in question.

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