This consultation ended 12 August 2014.
Details of outcome
This consultation seeks views on how to bring Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act in Wales into force. This makes amendments to the Reservoirs Act 1975.
We propose that the whole of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 comes into force in one go in Wales. This means that the 1975 Act as amended by the 2010 Act will apply to all large raised reservoirs with a capacity of over 10 000 cubic metres immediately. This is about 4 Olympic sized swimming pools.
Responsibility for the enforcement of reservoir safety in Wales rests with Natural Resources Wales (external link) and they will be responsible for identifying the reservoirs that are at risk. High risk reservoirs are those where human life would be in danger should there be an uncontrolled release of water.