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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 44 – Non-compliance offence

79.This section makes it an offence for a person who is (or ought to be) aware of a water shortage order to fail, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a water saving measure or a restriction or prohibition on the abstraction of water imposed the order.

80.On summary conviction, the maximum fine for this offence is the statutory maximum (currently £10,000) whereas, on conviction on indictment, it is an unlimited fine.

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