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

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3.—(1) Other parameters, except radon, tritium and indicative dose, (“Group B parameters”) must be monitored at least at the frequencies determined in accordance with the table below.

(2) In the table, “Group A parameters” is to be construed in accordance with paragraph 2.

Minimum frequency of sampling and analysis for compliance monitoring

Volume of water (in m3) distributed or produced each day within a supply zone (Notes 1 and 2)

Group A parameters:

number of samples per year

Group B parameters:

number of samples per year

> 0≤ 10011
> 100≤ 1,00041
> 1,000≤ 10,0004 for the first 1,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 3 for each additional 1,000 m3/day and part thereof1 for the first 1,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 1 for each additional 4,500 m3/day and part thereof
> 10,000≤ 100,0004 for the first 1,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 3 for each additional 1,000 m3/day and part thereof3 for the first 10,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 1 for each additional 10,000 m3/day and part thereof
> 100,0004 for the first 1,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 3 for each additional 1,000 m3/day and part thereof12 for the first 100,000 m3/day of the total volume, plus 1 for each additional 25,000 m3/day and part thereof
Note 1: The volumes are calculated as averages taken over a year.
Note 2: The number of inhabitants in a supply zone may be used instead of the volume of water to determine the minimum frequency, assuming water consumption of 0.2 m3/day per person.

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