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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 51 – Sustainable development

126.This section places a new general duty on Scottish Water in terms of sustainable development. Subsection (2) qualifies the duty so that the Scottish Ministers and Scottish Water need only act in accordance with it where doing so does not run counter to the performance of any enactment relating to the performance of their functions. Subsection (3) provides that Scottish Water must have regard to any guidance issued by Scottish Ministers in complying with this duty.

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