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Sections 168–173 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (WIA 1991) enable a ‘water undertaker’ (which means one of the approved water companies) to designate in writing any person to enter any premises in order to exercise certain of the water undertaker’s statutory powers and functions.
Among the water undertaker’s functions which may be exercised by a person who has been authorised in writing are:
to carry out works associated with soil testing
to carry out surveys
to monitor the quality of water
and generally, for the purposes of enforcement of legislation relevant to the water industry
Accordingly, subject to compliance with WIA 1991, ss
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