Explanatory Notes

Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 3

1 March 2002

The Act

Part 4 – Miscellaneous and General

Section 65 – Contravention of water byelaws: penalties and proceedings

156.This section amends section 72 of the 1980 Act to provide an increase in the maximum penalty from level 4 to level 5 for contraventions of water byelaws. It also amends that section to enable a prosecution for a contravention of the water byelaws to be brought within 6 months of it being discovered, rather than within 6 months of it being committed as is the case at present. But a prosecution cannot be brought more than 3 years after the offence was committed.