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3Where a drought order contains a provision authorising [F1Scottish Water]to prohibit or limit the use of water—S
(a)the power may be exercised in relation to consumers generally, a class of consumer or a particular consumer;
(i)cause notice of the prohibition or limitation to be published in one or more newspapers circulating within that part of [F3its] limits of supply which would be affected by the provision of the order; or
(ii)send notice of the prohibition or limitation to the persons to whom the prohibition or limitation will apply,
and shall take such other steps, if any, as [F2it thinks] appropriate for bringing the prohibition or limitation to the attention of the persons to whom the prohibition or limitation will apply; and
(c)the prohibition or limitation shall not come into operation until the expiration of the period of seventy-two hours beginning with the day on which the notice is published or, as the case may be, sent to the person in question.
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