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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 55 – Consultation with Health Boards

135.This section places a duty on Scottish Water to consult the relevant Health Board when it appears to Scottish Water that services provided by it in the exercise of its core functions are likely to give rise to a significant risk to public health in the Health Board’s area. Scottish Water must exercise its core functions so as to seek to reduce or eliminate the risk, having regard to any views expressed by the Health Board. This duty is without prejudice to the duty under section 11(6) requiring a public water supplier served with an enforcement notice to consult the relevant Health Board and have regard to their views.

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