Water Act 2003

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The Water Act 2003[1]
Long title An Act to amend the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Water Industry Act 1991; to make provision with respect to compensation under section 61 of the Water Resources Act 1991; to provide for the establishment and functions of the Water Services Regulation Authority and the Consumer Council for Water, and for the abolition of the office of Director General of Water Services; to make provision in connection with land drainage and flood defence; to amend the Reservoirs Act 1975; to make provision about contaminated land so far as it relates to the pollution of controlled waters; to confer on the Coal Authority functions in relation to the discharge of water from coal mines; to extend the functions of the Environment Agency in relation to the Rivers Esk, Sark and Tweed and their tributaries so far as they are in England; to repeal section 1 of the Metropolis Water Act 1852; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2003 c 37
Royal assent 20 November 2003
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Water Act 2003 (c 37) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Taking Water Responsibly, published in March 1999, is a precursor of this Act.[2]

Section 105 - Interpretation, commencement, short title, and extent[edit]

The following orders have been made under section 105:


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 105(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ Explanatory notes, paragraph 10

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