Water Services Act 2007


5.— The purpose for which this Act is enacted includes giving effect to so much of the following as relates to water services:

(a) Directive 2004/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on measuring instruments 4 ;

(b) Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment 5 ;

(c) Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy 6 ;

(d) Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption 7 ;

(e) Commission Directive 98/15/EC of 27 February 1998 amending Council Directive 91/271/EEC with respect to certain requirements established in Annex 1 thereof 8 ;

(f) Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources 9 ;

(g) Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste water treatment 10 ;

(h) Council Directive 86/278/EEC of 12 June 1986 on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture 11 ;

(i) Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances 12 ;

(j) Council Directive 76/464/EEC of 4 May 1976 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community 13 .

4OJ No. L135/1, 30.04.2004

5OJ No. L197/30, 21.07.2001

6OJ No. L327/1, 22.12.2000

7OJ No. L330/32, 05.12.1998

8OJ No. L67/29, 07.03.1998

9OJ No. L375/1, 31.12.1991

10OJ No. L135/40, 30.05.1991

11OJ No. L181/6, 04.07.1986

12OJ No. L20/43, 26.01.1980

13OJ No. L129/23, 18.05.1976