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Water Industry Act 1991 (Chapter 56).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Legislation
Date
1991
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to consolidate enactments relating to the supply of water and the provision of sewerage services, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water supply Sewerage Institution Waterworks Potable water Effluent waste water/discharge Water charges Industrial water use Irrigation Access-to-information Pollution control Freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

The 223 sections of the Act are divided into 8 Parts: Preliminary (I); Appointment and Regulation of Undertakers (II); Water Supply (III); Sewerage Services (IV); Financial Provisions (V); Undertakers' Powers and Works (VI); Information Provisions (VII); Miscellaneous and Supplemental (VIII). The text is completed by 15 Schedules.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2001 (W.S.I. No. 3911 (W. 323) of 2001).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Special Administration) Rules 2009 (S.I. No. 2477 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Licence (New Customer Exception) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 3076 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Exceptions from Supply System Prohibitions) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 3075 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Licence (Prescribed Water Fittings Requirements) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 3077 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Authorization/permit, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Resources Management Plan Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 727 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply and Sewerage Services (Customer Service Standards) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 594 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Dispute settlement, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 3101 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 66 (W.16) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Use (Temporary Bans) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 2231 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Water supply, Water shortage/drought

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 994 (W.99) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality) (Inspection Fees) Order 2012 (W.S.I. No. 3101 (W.314) of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 1566 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Sewerage, Waterworks, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies Regulations (No. 2790 of 1991).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1991

Keyword: Water supply, Water quality standards, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Prescribed Conditions) (Undertakers Wholly or Mainly in Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.S.I. No. 701 (W.75)).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 3184 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Sewerage (Conservation, Access and Recreation) (Code of Practice) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 477 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Freshwater pollution, Freshwater resources management, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Northumbrian Water and Essex and Suffolk Water (Amendment of Local Enactments, etc.) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 969 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Yorkshire Water and York Waterworks (Amendment of Local Enactments Etc.) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 1031 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Inset Appointments) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 1842 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1148 of 1999).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999

Keyword: Equipment, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Mergers (Modification of Enactments) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 3202 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Water supply, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Determination of Turnover for Penalties) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 477 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Fluoridation Indemnities) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 920 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Liability/compensation, Potable water, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Fluoridation (Consultation) (England) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 921 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Licence (Application) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1638 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Authorization/permit, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 2033 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Authorization/permit, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drought Plan Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1905 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Water shortage/drought, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 1746 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Institution, Inland waters, Transboundary effects

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 991 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Inspection, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 1582 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Waterworks, Authorization/permit, Sewerage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Fluoridation (Proposals and Consultation) (England) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 301 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Public Bodies (Water Supply and Water Quality Fees) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 277 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Charges) (Vulnerable Groups) (Consolidation) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 365 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Undertakers Wholly or Mainly in Wales) (Information about Non-owner Occupiers) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 3156 (W. 318)).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Water supply, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 614 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Radiation, Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water supply, Freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Inspection, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 447 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Licence and Sewerage Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 449 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Quality and Supply (Fees) (Undertakers Wholly or Mainly in Wales) Order 2016 (W.S.I. No. 843 (W. 213) of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Quality and Supply (Fees) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 303 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Water charges, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 618 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Water supply, Water quality standards, Inspection, Monitoring, Radiation, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017 (W.S.I. No. 1041 (W.270 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Public health, Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Freshwater pollution, Radiation, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2018 (W.S.I. No. 647 (W. 121) of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Inspection, Monitoring, Water conservation zone, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Floods and Water (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 558 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Flood, Water supply, Sustainable development, Freshwater pollution, Water rights, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Infrastructure Adoption (Prescribed Water Fittings Requirements) (England) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 841 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Water Industry Act 1999 (Cap. 9).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (Chapter 17).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Institution, Contract/agreement, Transfer, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1997

Keyword: Marine pollution, Fishing vessel, Registration, Pollution control, Navigation, Oil pollution, Liability/compensation, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2003 (Chapter 37).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 (2015)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Inland waters, Irrigation, Freshwater pollution, Flood, Water shortage/drought, Waterworks, Water abstraction, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Act 2012 (Chapter 8).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Water supply, Waterworks, Sewerage, Non-governmental entity, Subsidy/incentive

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Cap. 29).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Coastal zone management, Cultural heritage, Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Tax/levy, Institution, Drainage/land reclamation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Amendment to the Threshold Requirement) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 3014 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Water supply, Contract/agreement, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Industry Act 1999 (Chapter 9).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1999 (2002)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Sewerage, Institution, Water charges, Industrial water use, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Water (Undertakings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 1297 of 2000).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Inset Appointments) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 268 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Water supply, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (2000 Chapter 37).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2000

Keyword: Servitude, Land-use planning, Biodiversity, Management/conservation, Institution, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 996 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 694 (C. 25) of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Inland waters, Waterworks, Flood, Tax/levy, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Chapter 21).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014 (2018)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Hazards, Coastal zone management, Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Institution, Inland waters, Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Water abstraction, Water quality standards, Water shortage/drought, Flood, Drainage/land reclamation, Freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Governance, Water rights, Waterworks, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (2016 anaw 3).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment, Framework law, Institution, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Climate change, Coastal zone management, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Crustaceans, Aquatic animals, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Waste disposal, Freshwater resources management, Sustainable development, Flood, Hazards, Sewerage, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 744 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Business/industry/corporations, Consumer protection, Contract/agreement, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1154 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Hazards, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Mining, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Groundwater, Flood, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Act 2014 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 506 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Sewerage, Authorization/permit, Potable water, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX