(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend section 17D(2) of the Water Industry Act 1991 so as to reduce the threshold level for water supply to specified premises from 50 megalitres to 5 megalitres. The threshold is the minimum quantity of water estimated to be supplied annually to any premises by a licensed water supplier. A licensed water supplier may not enter into an undertaking with a new customer to supply water to their premises unless the threshold requirement is satisfied.
A full impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business, the voluntary sector and the public sector is available from the Competition & Consumer Protection Team, Area 2C, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Ergon House, c/o Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR. It is published on www.legislation.gov.uk alongside the Explanatory Memorandum and this instrument.