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The Local Authorities (Wales) (Property etc.) Order 1973

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Sewers and sewage disposal works

8.—(1) Nothing in this article applies to any matter provided for in article 7 or in article 11(2) or (3) or 18 in their application to any property or liability transferred by article 7.

(2) Any public sewer (within the meaning of section 20(2) of the Public Health Act 1936 as that provision has effect at the date of the making of this order) which crosses the boundaries of the areas for sewerage and sewage disposal purposes of two or more water authorities, and any other public sewer discharging thereto, shall be transferred to and vest in the water authority within whose area for such purposes is situated the sewage disposal works, or where the sewer does not discharge to sewage disposal works the outfall, to which the first-mentioned sewer discharges.

(3) Any other public sewer or any sewage disposal works vested in a local authority by virtue of the Public Health Act 1936 shall be transferred to and vest in the water authority within whose area for sewerage and sewage disposal purposes the sewer is or the sewage disposal works are situated.

(4) In this article “sewerincludes manholes, ventilating shafts, pumping stations, pumps, pumping mains, storm overflows and associated overflow pipes and outfalls, storm flow balancing installations and any other accessories belonging to the sewer.

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