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

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37.—(1) A person commits an offence if the person fails to comply with—

(a)regulation 8 (duty to provide information);

(b)regulation 12(1) (duties in relation to use of unused system);

(c)regulation 13(1) (duties in relation to use of disused system);

(d)regulation 16 (duty of care: supplies of water); or

(e)regulation 17 (duty of care: substances and materials).

(2) In any proceedings against a person for an offence under paragraph (1), it is a defence to show that the person took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence.

(3) A person who commits an offence under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(4) A person who commits an offence under paragraph (1)(d) or (e) is liable—

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

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

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