British Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd: ChD 26 Oct 1999

A water company may have the implied power to discharge surface run-off water from sewers into canals. The powers and duties of water companies and sewerage undertakers were different both under statute and in general. The power to lay a run-off pipe might be held to imply a power to discharge what was run off through it.


Times 26-Oct-1999, Gazette 03-Nov-1999


Water Industry Act 1991 159

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Appeal fromBritish Waterways Board v Severn Trent Water Ltd CA 23-Mar-2001
The parties disputed discharges from a sewer outfall into the Stourbridge canal which had been constructed by a regional water authority in about 1976, under the previous statutory regime. The relevant outfall was therefore already in use at the . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.78654