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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Schedule 4 – Recovery by local authority of unpaid charges

185.This schedule largely restates in respect of Scottish Water the provisions at Schedule 10 to the 1994 Act. It provides for a local authority, as a billing and collection agent for Scottish Water’s domestic unmetered charges, to recover outstanding charges due by domestic customers through the summary warrant procedure that applies at present in the case of the existing water authorities or by raising court actions. A summary warrant will authorise earnings arrestment and ordinary arrestments but not poinding and sale.

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