69ZH Duty to provide information to territorial authority

(1)

This section applies to a drinking-water supplier who considers that the connection of additional residential properties to that supplier’s drinking-water supply may compromise the supplier’s ability to provide an adequate supply of drinking water to any property.

(2)

If this section applies, the drinking-water supplier must notify each territorial authority in which the affected properties are located either—

(a)

that the supplier will not connect any further residential properties to the supplier’s drinking-water supply; or

(b)

that any further residential properties that are connected to the supplier’s drinking-water supply will be subject to conditions limiting the amount of water to be supplied.

(3)

A drinking-water supplier who has notified a territorial authority under subsection (2) may withdraw that notice at any time if the circumstances described in subsection (1) no longer exist.

(4)

A drinking-water supplier who has notified a territorial authority under subsection (2)(a) may refuse to connect further residential properties to that supplier’s drinking-water supply after the date of that notice.

(5)

A drinking-water supplier who has notified a territorial authority under subsection (2)(b) may impose conditions limiting the amount of drinking water supplied to any further residential properties that are connected to that supplier’s drinking-water supply after the date of that notice.

(6)

No condition may be imposed under subsection (5) limiting the amount of drinking water to be supplied to a residential property to such an extent that there is no adequate supply (as defined in section 69G) to that property.

Section 69ZH: inserted, on 1 July 2008, by section 7 of the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 92).