Ebbw Vale Water Act 1913

Publication Date:January 01, 1913
 
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Ebbw Vale Water Act 1913

(3 & 4 Geo. 5) c. lxxxv

An Act to authorise the urban district council of Ebbw Vale to construct additional waterworks and for other purposes.

[15th August 1913]

[3- & 4 Geo. 5.] Ebbw Vale Water Act, 1913. [Ch. lxxxv.] CHAPTER lxxxv. An Act to authorise the urban district council ot Ebbw a.d. 1913. Vale to construct additional waterworks and for other purposes. [15th August 1913.] W HEREAS the urban district of Ebbw Vale in the County of Monmouth is under the management and control of the Ebbw Vale Urban District Council (in this Act referred to as "the Council"): And whereas the Council supply water within the said urban district and the adjoining places included within their limits of supply and to the Nantyglo Urban District by agreement with the Nantyglo Urban District Council in pursuance of powers in that behalf contained in the following Orders and Act (that is to say): An Order of the Local Government Board confirmed by the Local Government Board's Provisional Orders Confirmation (Abingdon &c.) Act 1875; An Order of the Local Government Board confirmed by the Local Government Board's Provisional Orders' Confirmation (Abergavenny &c.) Act 1880;" The Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904: And whereas for the purpose of obtaining a new supply of water the Council acting under powers conferred upon them by the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904 have constructed a reservoir known as the Carno Reservoir by erecting a dam across the River Ebbw: And whereas the quantity of water which the Council are enabled to take from the River Ebbw by means of the reservoir authorised by the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904 is inadequate to [Price 2s. Zd.] A 1 [Ch. 1XXXV.] Ebbw Vale Water Act, 1913. [3 & 4 Geo. 5.] ? A.D. 1913. meet the requirements of the Council and for the purpose of increasing the said quantity they have in pursuance of general powers in that behalf contained in section 6 of the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904 driven an adit into the Llangattock Mountain in the line and level shown on the deposited plans and sections of a portion of the aqueduct "Work No. 2 authorised by this Act: And whereas the Council have expended upon the making of the said adit the sum of forty-three thousand two hundred and twenty-four pounds of which an amount of twenty-six thousand four hundred pounds was provided out of moneys borrowed by the Council under the authority of section 37 (c) of the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904 for the extension and improvement of their waterworks undertaking and is repayable within fifty years from the date of borrowing the same and an amount of fourteen thousand two hundred pounds was provided out of further moneys borrowed under the sanction of the Local Government Board: And whereas the Local Government Board in giving their sanction to the borrowing of the sum of fourteen thousand two hundred pounds for the purposes of the said adit directed that the same should be repaid within a period of five years from the date of borrowing and the extension of that period was made contingent upon the Council extending the said adit under the authority of Parliament and thereby obtaining an additional supply 'of water from the adjoining watershed: And whereas it is expedient that powers to construct the said adit should be conferred upon the Council as by this Act provided and that the Council should be authorised to extend the said adit as part-rrf the aqueduct Work No. 2 and to take water thereby from the Claisfer stream in the parish of Llangynidr: And whereas the reservoir herein-after described forming part of the works authorised by this Act will be situate on the Claisfer stream and below the level of the said adit and will not by reason of its position be available for the supply of water within the Council's limits of supply but only for the purpose of regulating the flow of water in the Claisfer stream and will thereby provide compensation for the water intended to be abstracted by the Council: 2 [3 & 4 Geo. 5.] Ebbw Vale Water Act, 1913. [Ch. IXXXV.] And whereas estimates have been prepared by the Council A.l). 1913. for the purchase of lands and for the execution of works by this Act authorised and such estimates are as follows: For the purchase of lands and easements and for the construction of the waterworks by this Act authorised including certain moneys already expended by the Council in constructing the adit which is intended to form part of the aqueduct Work No. 2 (that is to say): Expenditure under authority of section £ 37 (c) of the Act of 1904 - - 26,400 Expenditure sanctioned by the Local Gov ernment Board .... 14,200 Eurther expenditure - - - 2,624 Estimated further expenditure - - 77,276 £120,500 Eor the completion of the Carno Reservoir and the works connected therewith autho rised by the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904 the sum of £3,211 And whereas the several works included in such estimates are permanent works and it is expedient that the cost thereof should be spread over a term of years : And whereas it is expedient to extend the period allowed by the Local Government Board for the repayment of the said sum of fourteen thousand two hundred pounds : And whereas the purposes of this Act cannot be effected without the authority of Parliament: And whereas plans and sections showing the lines and levels of the works authorised by this Act and plans of the lands required or which may be taken or used for the purposes of this Act with a book of reference to such plans containing the names of the owners or reputed owners and lessees or reputed lessees and occupiers of those lands were duly deposited with the clerks of the peace for the counties of Brecknock and Monmouth which plans sections and book of reference are in this Act respectively referred to as the deposited plans sections and book of reference: And whereas in relation to the promotion of the Bill for this Act the requirements of the Borough Eunds Acts 1872 A 2 3 [Oh. 1XXXV.] Ebbw Vale Water Act, 1913. [3 & 4 Geo. 5.] A D. 1913. and 1903 have been observed and the approval of the Local Government Board has been obtained: May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows (that is to say): Short title. 1. This Act may be cited as the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1913. Incorpora- 2. The following Acts (so far as the same are applicable rainenac?-ne" ^or ^e PurPoses f an l are nt inconsistent with the provisions ments. of this Act) are hereby incorporated with this Act (namely):- - (1) The Waterworks Clauses Acts 1847 and 1863 except The words "with the consent in writing of " the owner or reputed owner of any such house " or of the agent of such owner" in section 44 of the Waterworks Clauses Act 1847 ; Sections 75 to 82 of the Waterworks Clauses Act 1847 with respect to the amount of profit to be received by the undertakers when the waterworks are carried on for their benefit and section 83 relating to accounts : (2) The Lands Clauses Acts (except section 127 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845): (3) The provisions of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 with respect to the temporary occupation of lands near the railway during the construction thereof. Interpret*- 3. Terms to which meanings are assigned by enactments tl0D" incorporated with this Act or which have therein special meanings have in this Act and for the purposes of this Act the same respective meanings unless there is something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction Provided that in this Act or the Acts wholly or partially incorporated with this Act for the purposes of this Act "The undertakers" and "the company" mean the Council: In the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 for the purposes of this Act " The railway " means the reservoir or the works immediately connected therewith by this Act authorised; 4 [3 & 4 Geo. 5.] Ebbw Vale Water Act, 1913. [Oh. IXXXV.J " The centre of the railway" means with respect to the A.D. 1913. aqueducts the centre thereof and with respect to the reservoir the boundaries thereof: In this Act unless the subject or context otherwise, requires " The district" means the urban district of Ebbw Vale in the county of Monmouth; " The Council" means the urban district council of the district; "The clerk" means the clerk of the Council; " The district fund " and " the general district rate " respectively mean the district fund and the general district rate of the district; " The water undertaking " means the water undertaking of the Council; " Water revenue " means and includes all moneys received by the Council for or in relation to the water undertaking other than borrowed moneys and other moneys which ought to be carried to capital account; " Drainage area" means the area or areas within which the waters which the Council are by this Act authorised to take arise and flow; "The Act. of 1904" means the Ebbw Vale Water Act 1904; " Statutory borrowing power " means any power whether or not coupled with a duty of borrowing or continuing on loan or re-borrowing money or of redeeming or paying off or creating or continuing payment of or in respect of any annuity rentcharge rent or other security representing or granted in lieu of consideration money for the time being existing under any Act of Parliament public or local passed or to be passed or under any Provisional Order confirmed by Act of Parliament passed or to be passed or under any order or sanction of any Government Department made or given or to be made or given by authority of any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed; " Kevenues of the Council" includes the revenues of the Council from time to time arising from any land A3 5 [Oh. 1XXXV.] Ebbw Vale Water Ad, 1913. [3 & 4 Geo. 5.] A.D. 1913. undertakings or other property for the time being of the...

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