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The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2017

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Transitional provisions in respect of new wholesale authorisations

11.—(1) Until new section 66B(1) of the 1991 Act comes into force, paragraphs (2) to (5) have effect in relation to a new wholesale authorisation.

(2) A new wholesale authorisation is an authorisation to the new water supply licensee to introduce water into the supply system of a water undertaker—

(a)by means of which system any particular supply in accordance with the licensee’s new retail authorisation is to take place, and

(b)where that introduction is to be made in connection with that intended supply.

(3) The threshold requirement must be satisfied in relation to the supply of water to any premises, where the supply to those premises is made in connection with the introduction of water into the supply system of a water undertaker under a new wholesale authorisation.

(4) Any guidance issued by the Authority under old section 17D(3) of the 1991 Act(1) is to apply to estimates of the quantity of water to be supplied to any premises in accordance with a new wholesale authorisation as it does for any estimate for the purposes of old section 17D(2) of the 1991 Act.

(5) A reference to the supply system of a water undertaker in the following provisions is to be treated as a reference to the supply system of a water undertaker as it is described in old section 17B of the 1991 Act—

(a)section 66J of the 1991 Act(2);

(b)the description of the new wholesale authorisation in paragraph 5 of Schedule 2A to the 1991 Act(3);

(c)regulation 4 of the Water Supply (Exceptions from Supply System Prohibitions) Regulations 2005(4).

(1)

Section 17D was inserted by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the Water Act 2003 and amended by paragraph 12 of Schedule 7 to the 2014 Act.

(2)

Section 66J was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to the Water Act 2003.

(3)

Schedule 2A was inserted by Schedule 1 to the 2014 Act.

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