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

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29.—(1) For the purposes of establishing whether any requirement of these Regulations has been, is being or is likely to be complied with, the enforcing authority may exercise the powers specified in paragraph (2).

(2) Those powers are—

(a)the power to enter—

(i)any premises to which a supply of water is provided;

(ii)any premises of a relevant person; or

(iii)any premises of any other person,

for the purpose of exercising any of the powers specified in sub-paragraphs (b) to (d);

(b)the power to carry out such inspections, measurements and tests on those premises or of substances, articles or documents found there as the enforcing authority thinks necessary;

(c)for the purpose of carrying out such inspections, measurements and tests as the enforcing authority thinks necessary, the power to take away from those premises substances, articles or documents found there; and

(d)the power to take away from those premises such samples of water, land, substances or articles as the enforcing authority thinks necessary.

(3) The powers specified in paragraph (2) must not be exercised in relation to premises referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(iii) of that paragraph unless the enforcing authority is satisfied that the exercise of those powers in relation to the premises referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(i) and (ii) of that paragraph would be insufficient for the purpose specified in paragraph (1).

(4) The owner and occupier of any premises in relation to which the enforcing authority exercises the powers specified in paragraph (2) and any person on such premises when those powers are being exercised must—

(a)give the enforcing authority such assistance; and

(b)provide the enforcing authority with such information,

as the enforcing authority may reasonably require.

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