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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 40 – Content of order

74.A water shortage order may contain such provision as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary or expedient to abate a serious deficiency (or threat of a serious deficiency) of water supplies in an area. Examples of what a water shortage order may do are given. Subsection (4) provides that an emergency water shortage order may permit Scottish Water to supply water by means other than through pipes (which an ordinary water shortage order may not do).

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