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Private Water Supplies consultation reminder

Members are reminded that there is a consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 which seeks responses by 28 July 2017. Scottish Land & Estates has held discussions with Scottish Government officials outlining some of our early concerns to date. If you have any comments on the consultation please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text47397 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In summary, the consultation proposes:

  • The Amending Directive amends Annexes II and III to the Drinking Water Directive, which lay down the minimum requirements of the monitoring programmes for all water intended for human consumption and the specifications for analysis of different parameters. The specifications in the annexes require to be updated in the light of scientific and technical progress and to be consistent with other EU legislation. The Amending Directive is required to be transposed into domestic legislation by 27 October 2017.
  • For large private water supplies (also known as ‘Type A supplies’), the current 2006 regulations will be amended to: Align more closely with the provisions with the Drinking Water Directive; Are restructured to make them easier to follow; and confer additional enforcement powers on local authorities so as to give them the tools they need to ensure water supplied by means of large private water supplies meets the water quality standards. 

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