The claimant canal owners challenged the use of outfalls by the respondent sewerage plant operator to discharge unpolluted surface water into their canals. The defendants now sought summary dismissal of the claims saying they were bound to fail under the 1989 Act.
 EWHC 232 (Ch)
Water Act 1989
England and Wales
At first instance – The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd and Another v United Utilities Water Plc SC 2-Jul-2014
The court was asked: ‘whether a sewerage undertaker under the Water Industry Act 1991 has a statutory right to discharge surface water and treated effluent into private watercourses such as the Respondents’ canals without the consent of their . .
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Updated: 20 August 2021; Ref: scu.451215