Water in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Marcic v Thames Water Utilities Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 04 Dezembro 2003

    In my view the cause of action in nuisance asserted by Mr Marcic is inconsistent with the statutory scheme. Mr Marcic's claim is expressed in various ways but in practical terms it always comes down to this: Thames Water ought to build more sewers. This is the only way Thames Water can prevent sewer flooding of Mr Marcic's property. This is the only way because it is not suggested that Thames Water failed to operate its existing sewage system properly by not cleaning or maintaining it.

    The existence of a parallel common law right, whereby individual householders who suffer sewer flooding may themselves bring court proceedings when no enforcement order has been made, would set at nought the statutory scheme. It would effectively supplant the regulatory role the Director was intended to discharge when questions of sewer flooding arise.

  • Sedleigh-Denfield v O'Callaghan and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Junho 1940

    A balance has to be maintained between the right of the occupier to do what he likes with his own, and the right of his neighbour not to be interfered with. It is impossible to give any precise or universal formula, but it may broadly be said that a useful test is perhaps what is reasonable according to the ordinary usages of mankind living in society, or more correctly in a particular society.

  • Cargill v Gotts
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Dezembro 1980

    I conclude that every abstraction of water by the plaintiff from Mill Pond after 30th June 1965 was illegal. It follows, in my judgment, that the plaintiff cannot rely on any abstraction of water carried out after 30th June 1965 in order to establish an easement by prescription. The court will not recognise an easement established by illegal activity. The 1963 Act, however, does not contain any provision which destroys an easement already acquired.

  • British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 02 Março 2001

    Whether or not that premise could have been supported in the context of a public authority charged with functions imposed in the interests of public health, it cannot be supported, as it seems to me, in the context of legislation enacted following a decision to privatise the water industry.

  • The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Plc
    • Chancery Division
    • 14 Fevereiro 2012

    The expression is defined in section 189 of the Act to refer to a sewer for the time being vested in a sewerage undertaker, "whether vested in that undertaker by virtue of a scheme under Schedule 2 or 5 to this Act or under section 153 above or otherwise". A similar point can be made with regard to the definition of "public sewer" in the Water Industry Act 1991, to which there is further reference below.

  • Rochdale Borough Council v Dixon
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 Outubro 2011

    Indeed, I would include the simple preposition "for" as one of the possible meanings. Thus, even if perchance the ultimately correct analysis of the agreement were to be found not in agency, but, for instance, in the concept of assignment (if, indeed, the statutory claims of water undertakers on their customers can be assigned), it would seem to me that the arrangements still amounted to a collection and recovery of water charges "on behalf of" the water undertaker.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Computer Room Water Protection
    • No. 8-3, March 1990
    • Library Hi Tech
    • 47-52
    Water can enter computer rooms from numerous sources: air conditioners; roof, floor, and wall leaks; backed‐up floor drains; fire sprinklers; and so on. While insulated power and signal cables may ...
  • Global Water Issues Confronting Humanity
    • No. 27-2, May 1990
    • Journal of Peace Research
    • 0000
    Water's central role in the biosphere implies that several of the large issues confronting humanity are in fact related to water: pollution, desertification, water scarcity-related conflicts, water...
  • Global Water Issues Confronting Humanity
    • No. 27-2, May 1990
    • Journal of Peace Research
    Water's central role in the biosphere implies that several of the large issues confronting humanity are in fact related to water: pollution, desertification, water scarcity-related conflicts, water...
  • Water for peace? Post-conflict water resource management in Kosovo
    • No. 52-2, June 2017
    • Cooperation and Conflict
    • 0000
    Water resource management (WRM) has increasingly come to be considered within the realm of peacebuilding. Through investigating the case of water resource management in Kosovo after 1999, this stud...
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Forms
  • Standard directions to the Admiralty Marshal
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Forms relating to shipping and maritime disputes, including Form ADM1 to make a claim relating to a collision or other damage.
    ... ... either for its safety or to comply with the requirements of the Port Authority; ... supply the minimum victuals, domestic fuel and water necessary to avoid hardship to the crew ... The Admiralty Registrar ... ADM10 Standard Directions to the Admiralty Marshal ... ...
  • Reply to an attachment of earnings application (Family Court)
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    Family forms including the form to apply for a non-molestation order or an occupation order (Form FL401).
    ... ... Do not include regular expenses listed in box 6) ... Rent arrears ... Mortgage arrears ... Council Tax arrears ... Water charges arrears ... Income support ... Fuel debts: ... Child benefit(s) ... Electricity ... Child tax credit ... Other state benefit(s) ... Other ... ...
  • Reply to an attachment of earnings application (County Court)
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    County Court forms including the N1 money claim form.
    ... ... Do not include regular expenses listed in box 6) ... Rent arrears ... Mortgage arrears ... Council Tax arrears ... Water charges arrears ... Income support ... Fuel debts: ... Child benefit(s) ... Electricity ... Child tax credit ... Other state benefit(s) ... ...
  • Respond to a money claim: unspecified amount
    • HM Courts & Tribunals Service court and tribunal forms
    County Court forms including the N1 money claim form.
    ... ... overtime, commission, bonuses etc) ... Mortgage arrears ... Income support ... Council tax/Community Charge arrears ... Child benefit(s) ... Water charges arrears ... Other state benefit(s) ... Fuel debts: Gas ... My pension(s) ... Electricity ... Others living in my home give me ... Maintenance ... ...
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