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The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2015

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5.—(1) Until section 1 of the 2014 Act comes into force so far as it relates to section 17A(1) of the 1991 Act, the references to a water supply licensee in the following provisions of the 1991 Act are to be read as references to an old water supply licensee—

(a)section 39ZA(2)(a);

(b)section 66DB(3)(f);

(c)section 66EB(2)(e); and

(d)section 144ZB(3)(e).

(2) Until section 4 of the 2014 Act comes into force so far as it relates to section 17BA(1) of the 1991 Act, the reference to a sewerage licensee in section 96ZA(2) of the 1991 Act is to be read as a reference to an old water supply licensee and a sewerage undertaker.

(3) Until Schedule 2 to the 2014 Act comes into force to the extent that it substitutes sections 66D and 66E of the 1991 Act, references in sections 66DB(3) and 66EB of the 1991 Act to those provisions are to be read as if those provisions as substituted were in force.

(4) The amendments made to the 1991 Act by section 16 of the 2014 Act do not apply in respect of a charges scheme made by a relevant undertaker under section 143(1) of the 1991 Act(1) which has effect before 1st November 2015.

(5) In this article—

“old water supply licensee” means a person who is the holder for the time being of an “old water supply licence” as defined in paragraph 11 of Schedule 11 to the 2014 Act(2);

“relevant undertaker” means a water undertaker or sewerage undertaker.

(1)

Section 143(1) was amended by section 4(2) of the Water Industry Act 1999 (c.9).

(2)

“Old water supply licence” is defined as “a water supply licence granted under old section 17A” (of the 1991 Act).

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