In addition to declaring certain matters to be statutory nuisances1, the Public Health Act 1936 gives local bodies the following powers to deal with certain other matters that may be a nuisance or a threat to public health:
(1) a power given to a local authority2 to apply to a court to close or cut off or restrict the use of water in or obtained from a well, tank or other source of supply not vested in the authority, being water which is, or is likely to be, used for domestic purposes or in the preparation of food or
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