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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 24: Qualification of duty to provide services

155.Section 24 qualifies Scottish Water’s duties to provide public sewers and a supply of wholesome water for domestic purposes, and to allow connections to the public water and sewerage systems, where practicable at a reasonable cost, as set out respectively in section 1 of the 1968 Act and section 6 of the 1980 Act.

156.Subsection (1) inserts a new subsection (7) into section 1 of the 1968 Act to provide that the duties imposed by sections 1(1) and (2) of that Act shall not require Scottish Water to do anything which is prejudicial to its compliance with (a) any directions given to it under section 56 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 so far as setting objectives of a type referred to in section 56A of that Act (inserted by section 22 of the Act); or (b) a statement of policy issued under section 29D of the 2002 Act (inserted by section 21 of the Act).

157.Subsection (2) of section 24 makes equivalent qualifications in respect of Scottish Water’s duties under sections 6(1), (2) and (4) of the 1980 Act.

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