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The Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

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PART 2REGISTER OF SUPPLY SYSTEMS, ETC.

Register of supply systems, etc.

5.  An enforcing authority must prepare and maintain a register of information in relation to—

(a)each private water supply system (including any modifications of, or extensions to, the supply system) used, or intended to be used, to supply water to premises in its area; and

(b)the quality of water introduced into, and supplied through and from, the supply system.

Contents of the register

6.—(1) The enforcing authority must ensure that the register includes a record of the information specified in schedule 1, by the corresponding dates specified in that schedule.

(2) Information relating to the same supply system, including information about—

(a)the relevant supply zone;

(b)the quality of water introduced into, and supplied through and from, the system; and

(c)premises served by the system,

must be kept together in the same part of the register.

Review of contents

7.  The enforcing authority must, by 31st March in each year, review the contents of each part of the register to ensure that it includes all the information required, and update it as required.

Duty to provide information

8.  Where water is being, or is intended to be, supplied to premises through any part of a supply system which is not recorded in the register (“the unrecorded part”), each person who owns the premises must ensure that the enforcing authority (“the registering authority”) for the area in which the premises is situated is, or has been, provided with all the information relating to the unrecorded part which the registering authority needs in order to comply with its duties under this Part.

Access to information

9.—(1) An enforcing authority must ensure that information about water quality is available for inspection by any person at all reasonable times.

(2) The enforcing authority must provide to—

(a)the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland;

(b)any other enforcing authority;

(c)any Health Board;

(d)the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and

(e)the Scottish Ministers,

details of, or copies of, such information included in the register as they may reasonably request.

(3) In paragraph (1), “information about water quality” means the information specified in paragraphs 3 and 4 of schedule 1 in so far as it—

(a)is contained in the register maintained by the enforcing authority under this Part; and

(b)relates to the quality of water supplied into, through or from a supply system (including any assessment of risks to human health and any remedial action taken or required).

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