Explanatory Notes

Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 3

1 March 2002

The Act

Part 3 – Scottish Water

Section 49 – Interests of customers

124.This section restates section 65(2)(a)(i) and (ii) of the 1994 Act, but with the additional provision that it refers to disability and remote areas, as well as medical conditions and rural areas. It places duties on the Scottish Ministers and Scottish Water, when discharging their respective functions under the Act, and under the 1968 and the 1980 Acts, to have regard to the needs and interests of customers and potential customers, especially those who have special needs because of a disability or medical condition, or who live in rural or remote areas.