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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Part 1 – Water Industry Commissioner and Customer Panels

      1. Section 1 – Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland

      2. Section 2 – Water Customer Consultation Panels

      3. Section 3 – Functions of the Commissioner

      4. Section 4 – Power of the Commissioner to require information

      5. Section 5 – Annual reports by, and information from, the Commissioner

      6. Section 6 – Funding of the Commissioner

    2. Part 2 – Drinking Water Quality Regulator

      1. Section 7 – Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland

      2. Section 8 – Power to obtain information

      3. Section 9 – Powers of entry, inspection etc.

      4. Section 10 – Enforcement notices

      5. Section 11 – Enforcement notices: further provisions

      6. Section 12 – Failure to comply with enforcement notices

      7. Section 13 – Emergencies

      8. Section 14 – Variation and withdrawal of notices

      9. Section 15 – Register of enforcement and emergency notices

      10. Section 16 – Power to require information from local authorities

      11. Section 17 – Annual reports

      12. Section 18 – Powers of entry etc.: further provision

    3. Part 3 – Scottish Water

      1. Section 20 – Scottish Water

      2. Section 21 – Transfer of functions from new water and sewerage authorities

      3. Section 22 – Transfer of property and liabilities

      4. Section 23 – Transfer of staff

      5. Section 24 – Dissolution of new water and sewerage authorities etc

      6. Section 25 – General powers

      7. Section 26 – Customer standards code

      8. Section 27 – Approval of customer standards code

      9. Section 28 – Consultation code

      10. Section 29 – Charges for goods and services

      11. Section 30 – Maximum charges for services provided with help of Scottish Water

      12. Section 31 – Charges schemes

      13. Section 32 – Approval of charges schemes

      14. Section 33 – Commissioner’s advice on charges

      15. Section 34 – Publication of summary of charges scheme

      16. Section 35 – Liability of occupiers etc for charges

      17. Section 36 – Section 35: meaning of “occupier”

      18. Section 37 – Collection of charges by local authority

      19. Section 38 – Suspension of collection of charges by local authority

      20. Section 39 – Primacy of duty to maintain domestic water supply etc.

      21. Section 40 – Reduced charges

      22. Section 41 – Duties and powers relating to finance

      23. Section 42 – Financing and borrowing

      24. Section 43 – Guarantees

      25. Section 44 – Directions as to payment and investment

      26. Section 45 – Accounts and audit

      27. Section 46 – Acquisition of land by agreement

      28. Section 47 – Compulsory acquisition of land

      29. Section 48 – Disposal of land

      30. Section 49 – Interests of customers

      31. Section 50 – Economy, efficiency and effectiveness

      32. Section 51 – Sustainable development

      33. Section 52 - Public access to land held by Scottish Water

      34. Section 53 – Environmental matters

      35. Section 54 – Protection of natural heritage

      36. Section 55 – Consultation with Health Boards

      37. Section 56 – Directions

      38. Section 57 – Information and reports

      39. Section 58 – Records

      40. Section 59 – Validity of actings

      41. Section 60 – Private legislation

      42. Section 61 – Supply of goods and services to and by local authorities.

      43. Section 62 – Information from local authorities and assessors

    4. Part 4 – Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 63 – Register of trade effluents: confidential information

      2. Section 64 – Works in connection with metering

      3. Section 65 – Contravention of water byelaws: penalties and proceedings

      4. Section 66 – Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

      5. Section 67 – Crown application

      6. Section 68 – Orders and regulations

      7. Section 69 – Ancillary provision

      8. Section 70 – Interpretation

      9. Section 71 – Modification of enactments

      10. Schedule 1 – Water Industry Commissioner and Customer Panels: further provisions

      11. Schedule 2 – Drinking Water Quality Regulator: further provision as to powers of entry etc.

      12. Schedule 3 – Scottish Water: status, constitution, proceedings etc.

      13. Schedule 4 – Recovery by local authority of unpaid charges

      14. Schedule 5 – Modifications of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968

      15. Schedule 6 – Modification of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980

      16. Schedule 7 – Modifications of other enactments

  3. Parliamentary History of Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

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