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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 46 – Recommendations issuable

82.This section requires Scottish Water, if it considers there to be a threat of a serious deficiency of water supplies in an area, to publicise that fact and to recommend that people in the area comply with such water saving measures as it considers will assist in abating the threat. Unlike water saving measures imposed by a water shortage order, it is not a criminal offence to fail to comply with water saving measures recommended under this section.

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