Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

Amendment of section 5 of Water Services Act 2014

49. Section 5 of the Water Services Act 2014 is amended—

(a) in subsection (3), by inserting “and section 5A (inserted by section 50 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015)” after “this section”, and

(b) by inserting the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) For the purposes of this section and section 5A, an approved housing body (being a body standing approved of for the purposes of section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 ) that—

(a) is in receipt of funding from the Health Service Executive under—

(i) an arrangement under section 38 of the Health Act 2004 , or

(ii) section 39 of the Health Act 2004 ,


(b) is liable for the payment of any charge for the provision of water services to a dwelling,

shall be regarded as the occupier of the dwelling.”.