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

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21.  Each enforcing authority, in relation to a supply of water, must ensure that—

(a)a failure of the water to meet a parametric value in Table A, Table B or Table C is immediately investigated in order to identify the cause, and assessed to determine whether the failure poses a risk to human health which requires remedial action;

(b)if, for any reason, the supply of water poses a potential danger to human health—

(i)remedial action is taken as is necessary to protect human health (including, where appropriate, action to prohibit the supply of water or to restrict its use); and

(ii)consumers are informed promptly of the danger and given the necessary advice; and

(c)subject to regulation 22, remedial action is taken as soon as possible (after any such failure) to restore the quality of the water so that it meets the parametric value, with priority given to enforcement action having regard among other things to the extent to which the parametric value was exceeded and the potential danger to human health.

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