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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

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6Licence authorisation

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(1)The Commission may, subject to section 7 and paragraphs 1 and 2 of schedule 2, grant a licence authorising a person—

(a)to—

(i)make arrangements with the occupier of any eligible premises for or in relation to the supply of water to the premises through the public water supply system; and

(ii)fix, demand and recover charges for or in relation to the supply of water to any premises in respect of which the person has made such arrangements; and

(b)to make such arrangements with Scottish Water and such other persons as are necessary for the purposes of or in connection with the things mentioned in paragraph (a).

(2)A licence granted under subsection (1) is in this Act referred to as a “water services licence”; and a person who holds a water services licence is in this Act referred to as a “water services provider”.

(3)The Commission may, subject to section 7 and paragraphs 1 and 2 of schedule 2, grant a licence authorising a person—

(a)to—

(i)make arrangements with the occupier of any eligible premises for or in relation to the provision of sewerage to, or the disposal of sewage from, the premises through the public sewerage system; and

(ii)fix, demand and recover charges for or in relation to the provision of sewerage to, and disposal of sewage from, any premises in respect of which the person has made such arrangements; and

(b)to make such arrangements with Scottish Water and such other persons as are necessary for the purposes of or in connection with the things mentioned in paragraph (a).

(4)A licence granted under subsection (3) is in this Act referred to as a “sewerage services licence”; and a person who holds a sewerage services licence is in this Act referred to as a “sewerage services provider”.

(5)The references in subsections (1) and (3) to the occupier of premises are, if the premises are unoccupied, to be construed as references to the owner of the premises.

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