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WWO 542 Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes


  1. This application includes among other things the undertaking referred to in Section 7 of the Waterworks Ordinance and Section 5 of the Sewage Services Ordinance. It must be properly completed by the consumer/agent in respect of a fire service/inside service/communal service and lodged with the Water Authority in connection with an application for water supply. Sewage charges and trade effluent surcharges (if applicable) are payable by the consumer/agent whose premises are connected to public sewers.
  2. Please refer to the booklet 'Classification of Water Consumer Accounts'. For more entries, please insert additional sheets. Each additional page should be duly signed. If discrepancies exist between the stated classification code and description, the classification code shall prevail. Should there be subsequent changes to the classification code, the consumer should notify the Office of the Drainage Authority at G/F Western Magistracy, 2A Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong of the new code and description.
  3. For a firm/company, a photocopy of the Business Registration Certificate should be attached to your application. If an individual applicant applies for a non-domestic supply, he should attach a photocopy of his identity card for our checking of the name and ID card number. This photocopy of identity card will be destroyed immediately after the checking process.
  4. The deposit paid under this undertaking is not transferable and may be applied by the Water Authority at any time to the payment of any charges.
  5. The liability of the consumer/agent under this undertaking shall continue until.
    1. another consumer/agent is approved by the Water Authority in his/her place; or
    2. the undertaking is cancelled by the Water Authority.

Should there be any change in consumership/management of the premises, the consumer/agent should notify the Water Authority to discharge his/her liability.