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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 152

WATER SUPPLY

The Scottish Water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006

Made

13th March 2006

Coming into force

14th March 2006

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 17(1), 29(1) and 107(1)(b) of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, on the application of Scottish Water, hereby make the following Order:–

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Scottish Water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006 and shall come into force on 14th March 2006.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

“the Act” means the Water (Scotland) Act 1980;

“approved” means approved by the Scottish Ministers;

“day” means a period of 24 hours reckoned from midnight;

“deposited plan” means the plan, prepared in triplicate, docqueted and signed as relative to this Order and marked “The Scottish Water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006”, one copy of which is deposited in the office of the Scottish Executive, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, one in the head office of Scottish Water at Castle House, 6 Castle Drive, Carnegie Campus, Dunfermline, Fife, and one in the Scottish Water Inverness Area Office, at 31 Henderson Drive, Longman North, Inverness;

“gauge” includes a gauge, weir or other apparatus for measuring the flow of water;

“intake” includes any work by which water is taken by Scottish Water for the purpose of the undertaking;

“Scottish Water” means the body corporate established by section 20(1) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002(2);

“undertaking” means the water undertaking for the time being of Scottish Water; and

“works” means the works described in Schedule 1 to this Order and shown on the deposited plan.

Incorporation and application of provisions of Schedule 4 to the Act

3.  The provisions of paragraphs 2 and 10(3) of Schedule 4 to the Act(3), modified and adapted to read as set out in Schedule 2 to this Order, shall apply to the undertaking insofar as affected by the provisions of this Order, and the terms used in the provisions of those paragraphs, as so modified and adapted, which are defined in this Order, shall have the same meaning as in this Order.

Water rights

4.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, Scottish Water may for the purposes of the undertaking and by means of an intake shown on the deposited plan and which is located at Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference NC4105 5925, take water from the Allt an Lagain in the area of the Highland Council.

5.—(1) During the construction of the works, Scottish Water may take from the Allt an Lagain, such water as it may require for such construction.

(2) After completion of the works, in any day when the flow in the Allt an Lagain, as measured at the intake referred to in article 4 is–

(a)equal to or greater than 225 cubic metres, Scottish Water may take from the said Allt an Lagain, a quantity of water not greater than 44 cubic metres, all as measured and recorded by an approved gauge (Work No. 1); and

(b)less than 225 cubic metres, Scottish Water may not take from the said Allt an Lagain, water otherwise than will ensure a flow of not less than 181 cubic metres a day is maintained in the Allt an Lagain, as measured at the intake, and as regulated by the v-notch weir and as measured by a staging post.

6.  If the power to take water conferred by this Order has not been exercised by 31st December 2007 the said power shall cease.

Revocation

7.  The Sutherland County Council (Allt an Lagain ) Water Order, 1954(4) is revoked with effect from 31st December 2007.

R IRVINE

A member of the staff of the Scottish Ministers

Victoria Quay,

Edinburgh

13th March 2006

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1

The works referred to in this Order and shown on the deposited plan are–

  • Work No. 1:

    Installation of an approved gauge to be located in a new water treatment works located at Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference NC 41208 5925 (the construction of which treatment works is not authorised hereunder).

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2

The modifications and adaptations of Schedule 4 to the Act referred to in this Order are–

1.  For paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 substitute–

In the construction of the works described in Schedule 1 to the Scottish water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006, Scottish Water may deviate laterally to any extent not exceeding the limits of deviation shown on the deposited plan and it may deviate vertically from the levels shown on the said plan to any extent:

Provided that–

(a)no control building shall be constructed at a greater height above the general surface of the ground than that shown on the deposited plan and 2 metres in addition thereto; and

(b)except for the purposes of crossing a stream, canal, dyke, watercourse or railway, or of crossing any lands where the consent of all persons interested in those lands has been obtained, no pipe or other conduit or aqueduct shall be raised above the surface of the ground otherwise than in accordance with the deposited plan..

2.  For paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 4 substitute–

If Scottish Water–

(a)fails to construct or maintain in good order any such gauge as is mentioned in the Scottish Water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006, or refuses to allow any person interested to inspect and examine any such gauge or any records made thereby or kept by it in connection therewith or to take copies of any such records; or

(b)takes any water contrary to the provisions of the Scottish Water (Allt an Lagain) Water Order 2006,

it shall, without prejudice to its civil liability, if any, to a person aggrieved, be liable, in the case of an offence under paragraph (a) of this subparagraph, on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, and, in the case of an offence under paragraph (b) of this subparagraph–

(i)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; and

(ii)on conviction on indictment to a fine..

(1)

1980 c. 45. Section 17(1) was amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), section 180(1) and (2), Schedule 13, paragraph 119(10)(a) and Schedule 14, and by the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3) Schedule 6, paragraph 14(1) and (2). Section 29(1) was amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), section 180(1) and (2), Schedule 13, paragraph 19(a) and (b) and Schedule 14, and by the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3) Schedule 6, paragraph 3(a), (b) and (c). Section 107(1)(b) was amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), section 180(1) and (2), Schedule 13, paragraph 52(a) and by the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3) Schedule 6, paragraph 61(a) and (b). The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(3)

Paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 was amended by the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54), Schedule 9, paragraph 81(15)(a); paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 4 was amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), Schedule 15, paragraph 27, and by the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 40), Schedule 2.

(4)

S.I. 1954/1343.

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