Last edited 23 May 2018

Water Act 2014

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[edit] Introduction

The Water Act 2014 received Royal Assent in May 2014. It amended the Water Industry Act 1991 and also introduced changes to other legislation. It was seen as a major development for companies operating within the industry and for commercial water customers.

The aim of the Act was to reform the water industry to make it more innovative and responsive to customers and to increase the resilience of water supplies to natural hazards such as droughts and floods. The Act was intended to introduce competition into the market and bring benefits to businesses and the economy.

The Act applies to England and Wales, with some provisions also applying in Scotland.

[edit] Structure

The Water Act 2014 is split into six parts, 95 sections and 12 schedules. The six parts are:

[edit] Key points

The Act made provisions to:

The Stationary Office published a guidance document to accompany the Water Act 2014 which is available to download.

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