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Annual Report 2009-2010 Utilities Commission

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Title

Annual Report 2009-2010 Utilities Commission

Other title

Tabled paper 1065

Collection

Tabled papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2010-10-28

Description

Deemed paper

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280725

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/415673

Page content

33 September 2010 CHAPTER 4 Water Supply and Sewerage Services Introduction 4.1 The Commission is responsible for certain regulatory functions in the water supply and sewerage services industries. 4.2 The Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act regulates the water supply and sewerage services industries: to promote the safe and efficient provision of water supply and sewerage services; to establish and enforce standards of service in water supply and sewerage services; to facilitate the provision of financially viable water supply and sewerage services; and to protect the interests of customers. 4.3 The Commission shares responsibility for administration of the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act with other areas of government. The Commission, reporting to the Treasurer, is responsible for those sections of the Act that relate to economic regulation. The Minister for Essential Services is responsible for those sections of the Act that relate to supply and service provision under licence and the Department of Health and Families is responsible for those sections of the Act that relate to water quality standards. Roles and functions of the Commission 4.4 The Commissions regulatory role in the water and sewerage industry is more limited than its role in the electricity supply industry. 4.5 The Commissions activities in the water and sewerage industries relate mainly to licensing and some compliance monitoring, although the Treasurer may assign some price monitoring functions and the Essential Services Minister may assign some service standard monitoring functions to the Commission under their respective regulation powers. 4.6 In addition, the Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act requires PWC to develop a Water Metering Code and a Trade Waste Code, with those Codes being subject to approval by the Commission 4.7 The Commission has the following functions in the water and sewerage industry: to perform licensing functions; to monitor and enforce licensees compliance with the Act, the terms and conditions of their licence and the minimum standards; and to advise the Minister on any matter referred by the Minister.


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