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Can a sewerage system be part of cold water system

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Farmer has constructed a shed which has an electrical system, lighting system and cold water system. Water comes in from the main and goes out via waste pipes to a septic tank. Can I regard the whole cold water system from mains to septic tank as being one cold water system? The legislation at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2001/2/section/33A merely says ‘a cold water system’.

Sewerage and drainage systems are included in https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2001/2/section/21 List A as ‘Assets treated as buildings’. But the list also includes ‘Mains services, and systems, for water, electricity and gas’ which are integral systems. List A does specifically separate Waste disposal systems and Sewerage and drainage systems from ‘systems, for water’.

I get the impression 33A is more about systems that ‘supply’ water, electricity, lighting etc. But the legislation doesn’t actually state that.

I’d appreciate your thoughts.

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15th Jan 2019 10:07

I would have thought that only part of what you describe is a cold water system.

When I lived in an area that had sewage services (mains drainage) the local water company charged separately (on one invoice) for water supply and for sewage services - although I could have considered the water pipes in and the drain pipes out as one system. Clearly the water company didn't view it like that.

Not sure if that helps you?

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By 356B
15th Jan 2019 12:13

Every definition of CWS only describes the SUPPLY of water. No mention of disposal.

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to Vile Nortin Naipaan
15th Jan 2019 13:13

It does help and is in accordance with the 'supply' which I feel was the intention of the legislation though as I said in my question, the legislation doesn't actually state that and as we all know HMRC aren't right all of the time.

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to kevinringer
15th Jan 2019 13:32

Well, to my mind, there's a point in the process when cold water stops being cold water and adopts a completely different personality.

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to Vile Nortin Naipaan
15th Jan 2019 13:43

Good point

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