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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 39 – Primacy of duty to maintain domestic water supply etc.

100.This section, based on section 80 of the 1994 Act, establishes that the charging powers at sections 29(1) and 37 do not affect Scottish Water’s duties to provide water and sewerage services for domestic purposes to those on the public networks. In effect it means that domestic customers cannot be disconnected for not paying their water and sewerage charges.

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