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Water And Sewerage Charges

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the fact that owners of commercial premises without drainage and without main water supplies are called upon to pay water and sewerage rates in full, he will consider measures to provide relief for them.

There are appeal proceedings on the recent High Court ruling that the Water Act 1973 does not permit charges for sewerage and sewage disposal to be levied on properties not connected to mains drainage, so I cannot comment on this aspect. I am not aware of water charges being levied on properties without a mains supply.