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What are the laws regarding private water suppies in Scotland?
especially regarding if you can charge where your private source of water supplies others.
asked in water
Private water supplies are regulated by the Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006 ("the 2006 Regulations") which transpose the revised European Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC), and update earlier Regulations.
Their overriding objective is to ensure the provision of clean and wholesome drinking water and deliver significant health benefits to those using such supplies. The 2006 Regulations, which came into force on 3 July 2006, incorporate the latest advances to improve drinking water quality including the use of risk assessments from 'source to tap' as part of an effective drinking water surveillance programme.
If you share your supply with a number of neighbouring premises you may wish to consider making a joint application. A joint application can be submitted in respect of all the premises served by the supply, by you and the other owners or occupiers acting together. In the majority of cases a joint approach is likely to provide the most effective long term solution to improve your water quality.
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