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We received 9 responses to this consultation. Following this response, the Directions will be laid in both Houses of Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. We anticipate the Directions will come into force on 1 January 2018.
We want to know what you think about our proposals to update the wording used in the Security and Emergency Measures (Water Undertakers) Direction 2006. We propose changing ‘licensed water supplier’ to ‘water supply licensee’ to take into account changes to the water industry as part of the WSSL regime.
We’re also seeking views on our proposal to issue a new general direction which would apply to all water supply licensees meeting certain conditions. This general direction would replace specific directions that have previously been issued to individual companies.
These directions set out how we expect water suppliers to respond to an emergency.