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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 8: Compliance with licences

39.Section 8 places a duty on the Commission to monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of licences and to take any action necessary to ensure compliance. To carry out this duty, the section confers two powers on the Commission: subsection (2) enables the Commission to give directions to service providers which providers are obliged to comply with; and subsection (3) empowers the Commission to issue guidance in relation to compliance with the terms and conditions of a licence. In addition, subsection (4) requires Scottish Water to inform the Commission if it appears a licence condition is being or has been breached.

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