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Act on the organization and economic conditions of the Danish water sector (No. 469 of 2009).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water
Keyword
Basic legislation Water supply Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Internal trade Consumer protection Transport/storage Water quality standards Data collection/reporting
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Entry into force on 1 July 2009. Articles 4 and 5, 15 (section 1, point 1) article 18 (section 1) and article 37 shall enter into force on 1 January 2010.
Abstract

The purpose of the Act is to ensure water and wastewater supply is of environmental standard quality, and securely operated for the benefit of its consumers. Water, waste water utilities and water companies shall provide water to at least ten properties or transport wastewater obtained from at least ten properties; they shall also provide at least 200,000 m3 of water annually for at least ten properties. Water supply companies shall have a price cap and shall make process-oriented benchmarking. The Minister of Environment shall set regulations with regard to the content of the content of the process-oriented benchmarking and the publication of these results. The Ministry of Environment shall establish a Water Supply Secretariat which shall carry out benchmarking, sets price ceilings, informs the public of benchmarking's results according to the Act's regulations.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Order No. 772 on consumers' influence on commercial water suppliers.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Water supply, Internal trade, Consumer protection, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 122 on price ceiling regulation in the water sector.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Water abstraction, Water charges, Water supply, Transport/storage, Effluent waste water/discharge, Royalties/fees, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 89 relative to financing wastewater utilities of municipal and private projects on surface water/streams.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Subsidy/incentive, Waterworks, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1431 relative to financing wastewater utilities of municipal and private projects on surface water/streams.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Waterworks, Surface water, Royalties/fees, Internal trade, Financing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending Nature Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Act and various other laws (No. 484 of 2010).

Legislation | Denmark | 2010

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Environmental standards, Environmental planning, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Authorization/permit, Marine protected areas, Protected area, Hazardous substances, Water supply, Flood, Freshwater resources management, National parks, Hunting/capture, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Nature and Environmental Act and others.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Protection of environment, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Law on Natural and Environmental Appeal Board and various other Acts (No. 580 of 2012).

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Access-to-justice, Access-to-information, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Act on payment rules for wastewater utilities, the Environmental Protection Act and the Act on the organization and economic conditions of Danish water sector (No. 56 of 2015).

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 1715 on the Environmental and Food Appeals Board.

Legislation | Denmark | 2016

Keyword: Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX