This Act defines the powers and functions of the Manx Utilities Authority as established by article 4 of the Transfer of Functions (Manx Utilities Authority) Order 2014 and the Department of Infrastructure, and provides with respect to collection and distribution of water in the Isle of Man. Some provisions concern water pollution. The Authority shall comply with such directions regarding the exercise of its functions as may be given by the Department. The Department may by Order, regulate the flow of water affected by waterworks (water compensation) and make Orders to meet deficiencies in water supply. The powers of the Authority to acquire land for the purpose of its functions include power to acquire land for the purpose of protecting against pollution any water. The Authority shall provide in its mains and communication pipes a supply of wholesome water sufficient for the domestic purposes or food production purposes of all owners and occupiers of premises within the compulsory area of supply who are under this Act entitled to demand a supply for those purposes. Schedule 4 shall have effect with respect to the purity of water supply under this Act. Before constructing any works, the Authority shall consult the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture. This Department shall also have supervisory functions as regards water supply. The Department of Infrastructure, on the application of the Authority, may make Bye-laws for the prevention of water pollution. Pollution of water used for human consumption is declared to be an offence. The Authority shall exercise the functions conferred on it with respect to flood risk management within the Island subject to and in accordance with the Flood Risk Management Act 2013.
Implemented by: Water Supply Byelaws 2002 (2002)
Amended by: Sewerage Act 1999 (No. 2 of 1999). (1999-02-16)
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