Water Services Act 2007


Power to order the closure of a polluted water source.

59.— (1) Where a water services authority becomes aware that water from any source, whether surface water or groundwater or treated water, which is intended for human consumption constitutes a potential danger to human health, it may serve a notice, either on the owner or person having charge of that supply of water, requiring that person, as appropriate, to—

(a) shut down the water source in question,

(b) cease supplying water from that source, or

(c) take specified remedial action to restore water quality to the satisfaction of the water services authority before continuing to take or provide a supply of water from that source.

(2) A person who fails to comply with a requirement of a notice under subsection (1) commits an offence.