| Commentary

9 Water supply

| Commentary

9 Water supply

Water is an essential service for a farm, both for livestock and irrigation of crops. In order to understand the way in which rights may need to be reserved or granted, a plan of the water supply on a farm is often necessary, showing the source of the supply, be that the mains supply or a separate source, and identifying the precise routes, location of meters and troughs, and indicating whether the supply passes through other land apart from the farm.

Existing rights under water abstraction or impoundment licences1 need to be preserved. If a farm is being

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