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2018 No. 397 (C. 33)

Water Industry, England And Wales

The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2018

Made

20th March 2018

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 94(3) of the Water Act 2014(1).

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2018.

Provisions of the Water Act 2014 coming into force on 1st April 2018

2.  The following provisions of the Water Act 2014, so far as not already in force, come into force on 1st April 2018—

(a)section 8 (bulk supply of water by water undertakers)(2) in relation to bulk supply agreements to which all parties are—

(i)a water undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England, or

(ii)a person who would, if the person’s application for an appointment or variation is determined in accordance with the application, be such a water undertaker;

(b)section 9 (main connections into sewerage systems)(3) in relation to main connection agreements under which—

(i)any main connection into a sewerage system, or

(ii)each such connection,

is or would be a main connection into the sewerage system of a sewerage undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England for the benefit of another such undertaker.

Thérèse Coffey

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

20th March 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order commences a provision of the Water Act 2014 (c. 21) (“the 2014 Act”).

Article 2 brings into force section 8 of the 2014 Act on 1st April 2018 in relation to bulk supply agreements to which all parties are (or would be) a water undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England. Section 8 substitutes sections 40 and 40A of the Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56) with new sections 40 to 40J.

Article 2 also brings into force section 9 of the 2014 Act on 1st April 2018 in relation to main connection agreements under which any main connection would be into the sewerage system of a sewerage undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England for the benefit of another such undertaker. Section 9 substitutes section 110A of the Water Industry Act 1991 with new sections 110A to 110J.

Impact assessments of the effect that the 2014 Act will have on the costs of business, the voluntary sector and the public sector are available from the Water Services Team, Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF and are published alongside the 2014 Act at www.legislation.gov.uk.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2014 Act have been or will be brought into force in England and Wales by a commencement order made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
(1)

S.I. 2017/463 was amended in relation to the commencement of provisions of Schedule 7 by S.I. 2017/926 (C. 78).

Section 1 (partially)1st September 20152015/773
Section 1 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Section 1 (partially)1st January 20162015/1938
Section 1 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 1 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Section 1 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 1 (partially)30th March 20172017/462
Section 1 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Section 21st April 20172017/462
Section 4 (partially)1st September 20152015/773
Section 4 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Section 4 (partially)1st January 20162015/1938
Section 4 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 4 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Section 4 (partially)30th March 20172017/462
Section 4 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Section 6 (partially)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 6 (for all remaining purposes)1st April 20162016/465
Section 8 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 8 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 8 (partially)1st April 20192017/1288 (W.297)
Section 9 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 9 (partially)1st April 20192017/1288 (W.297)
Section 10 (partially)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 10 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Section 10 (partially)1st October 20172017/462
Section 10 (for all remaining purposes)1st April 20192017/1288 (W.297)
Section 11 (partially)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 11 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Section 11 (partially)1st October 20172017/462
Section 11 (for all remaining purposes)1st April 20192017/1288 (W.297)
Section 14 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 14 (for all remaining purposes)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 16 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Section 16 (for all remaining purposes)1st November 20152015/1469
Section 17 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 17 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Section 17 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 17 (for all remaining purposes)14th December 20172017/1288 (W.297)
Section 18 (partially)1st April 20182017/462
Section 19 (partially)1st April 20182017/462
Section 20 (partially )1st April 20162017/462
Section 22 (for all remaining purposes)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 23 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 23 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 23 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 246th April 20152015/773
Section 25 (for all remaining purposes)1st April 20162016/465
Section 29 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 29 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Section 29 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 30 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 30 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Section 30 (for all remaining purposes)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 311st April 20172017/462
Section 32 (partially)6th March 20172017/58
Section 32 (for all remaining purposes)1st April 20172017/462
Section 34 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Section 371st April 20162016/465
Section 38 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 38 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 38 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 38 (for all remaining purposes)14 December 20172017/1288 (W.297)
Section 40 (partially)14th July 20142014/1823
Section 40 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Sections 42 to 476th April 20152015/773
Section 496th April 20152015/773
Sections 51 and 526th April 20152015/773
Section 53 (partially)6th April 20152015/773
Section 551st January 20152014/3320
Section 56 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 56 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Section 56 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Section 56 (partially)1st November 20152015/1469
Section 56 (partially)18th December 20152015/1938
Section 56 (partially)1st January 20162015/1938
Section 56 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Section 56 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Section 56 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Section 56 (partially)6th March 20172017/58
Section 56 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Section 56 (partially)1st October 20172017/462
Section 56 (partially)1st April 20182017/462
Section 591st October 20142014/1823
Sections 64 to 681st January 20152014/3320
Section 69 (for all remaining purposes)1st January 20152014/3320
Section 82 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Sections 83 and 841st January 20152014/3320
Schedule 11st January 20162015/1938
Schedule 2 (partially)1st September 20152015/773
Schedule 2 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Schedule 2 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Schedule 2 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Schedule 2 (partially)30th March 20172017/462
Schedule 2 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Schedule 31st January 20162015/1938
Schedule 4 (partially)1st September 20152015/773
Schedule 4 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Schedule 4 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Schedule 4 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Schedule 4 (partially)30th March 20172017/462
Schedule 4 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Schedule 61st April 20162016/465
Schedule 7 (partially)1st January 20152014/3320
Schedule 7 (partially)15th July 20152015/1469
Schedule 7 (partially)1st September 20152015/1469
Schedule 7 (partially)1st November 20152015/1469
Schedule 7 (partially)18th December 20152015/1938
Schedule 7 (partially)1st January 20162015/1938
Schedule 7 (partially)1st April 20162016/465
Schedule 7 (partially)1st September 20162016/465
Schedule 7 (partially)1st November 20162016/1007
Schedule 7 (partially)6th March 20172017/58
Schedule 7 (partially)1st April 20172017/462
Schedule 7 (partially)1st October 20172017/462(1)
Schedule 7 (partially)1st April 20182017/462(1)
Schedule 914th July 20142014/1823
(1)

2014 c. 21. The power in section 94(3) to appoint a day on which the remaining provisions of the Water Act 2014 come into force is vested in the “appropriate authority”. Section 94(6) provides that the appropriate authority is the Secretary of State except as stated in the table in Schedule 12.

(2)

The Secretary of State is the appropriate authority for the purposes of section 8 as “the Minister” as defined in section 40I (7) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56). This is in relation to bulk supply agreements to which the parties are (or would be) water undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in England.

(3)

The Secretary of State is the appropriate authority for the purposes of section 9 as “the Minister” as defined in section 110J (7) of the Water Industry Act 1991. This is in relation to main connection agreements under which any main connection would be into the sewerage system of a sewerage undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England for the benefit of another such undertaker.

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