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Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 29: Meaning of “public sewerage system”

184.In parallel to the water services licence, a sewerage services licence authorises a provider to arrange for a supply of sewerage to, or disposal of sewage from, eligible premises through the public sewerage system. Section 29 provides a definition of the public sewerage system for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act.

185.Subsection (1) defines the public sewerage system as all sewers, drains, sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), sewage treatment works or other similar infrastructure vested in Scottish Water or used by Scottish Water (or a person acting on its behalf or under its authority, such a PFI contractor) in connection with the exercise of Scottish Water’s core functions in respect of statutory public sewerage services.

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