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The Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, extent and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 WATER SUPPLY ZONES

    1. 3.Water supply zones

  4. PART 3 WHOLESOMENESS OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

    1. 4.Wholesomeness: public water supplies

  5. PART 4 MONITORING OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

    1. 5.Monitoring

    2. 6.Monitoring programmes

    3. 7.Random samples from consumers' taps

    4. 8.Authorisation of samples from alternative points

    5. 9.Numbers of samples

    6. 10.Additional sampling

    7. 11.Sampling at treatment works

    8. 12.Sampling at service reservoirs

    9. 13.Sampling: water supplied by tanker

    10. 14.Sampling: new sources

    11. 14A.Methods of analysis

    12. 15.Collection and analysis of samples

    13. 15A.Directions and guidance

  6. PART 5 DRINKING WATER PROTECTED AREAS

    1. 16.Drinking water abstraction points: monitoring sites

  7. PART 6 INVESTIGATION AND REMEDIAL ACTION

    1. 17.Scottish Water to investigate immediately any failure or likely failure

    2. 18.Scottish Water to notify immediately any potential danger to human health

    3. 19.Scottish Water to report on its investigation etc.

    4. 20.Scottish Water to restore water quality

    5. 21.Scottish Water to protect human health

    6. 22.Powers to require further action by Scottish Water

    7. 23.Power to direct local authorities in relation to domestic distribution systems

  8. PART 7 AUTHORISATION OF TEMPORARY DEPARTURES

    1. 24.Authorisation of temporary supply of water that is not wholesome

    2. 25.Authorisations: terms and conditions

    3. 26.Authorisations: other limitations

    4. 27.Authorisations: publicity

    5. 28.Authorisations: revocation and modification

  9. PART 8 TREATMENT, RISK ASSESSMENT AND CONTAMINATION FROM PIPES

    1. 29.Treatment of raw water

    2. 30.Risk assessment of each treatment works and its connected supply system

    3. 31.Procedure following risk assessment and prohibition of supply

    4. 32.Copper and lead contamination from pipes

  10. PART 9 CONTROLS ON SUBSTANCES, PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

    1. 33.Application and introduction of substances and products

    2. 34.Use of processes

  11. PART 10 OFFENCES: PARTS 8 AND 9

    1. 35.Offences

    2. 36.Offences by bodies corporate

  12. PART 11 RECORDS AND INFORMATION

    1. 37.Maintenance of records

    2. 38.Notification of health risk events

    3. 39.Publication of information

  13. PART 12 SCOTTISH WATER: INCIDENTAL POWERS

    1. 40.Power to enter

    2. 41.Entry warrants

    3. 42.Approved persons

    4. 43.Taking steps

    5. 44.Obstruction offence

    6. 45.Compensation

  14. PART 13 SCOTTISH MINISTERS: ENFORCEMENT POWERS

    1. 46.Powers of the Scottish Ministers on default of Scottish Water

  15. PART 14 LOCAL AUTHORITY FUNCTIONS: PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

    1. 47.Local authority functions in relation to public water supplies

  16. PART 15 CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND REVOCATIONS

    1. 48.Amendment of the Water (Scotland) Act 1980

    2. 49.Amendment of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003

    3. 50.Revocations

  17. PART 16 TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

    1. 51.Water supply zones

    2. 52.Authorised departures

  18. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PRESCRIBED CONCENTRATIONS AND VALUES

    2. SCHEDULE 1A

      MONITORING: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

      1. PART A Monitoring programmes

        1. 1.Each monitoring programme must— (a) verify that—

        2. 2.(1) Each monitoring programme must fulfil the requirements of Part...

        3. 3.Scottish Water must ensure that each monitoring programme prepared by...

      2. PART B Standard parameters and frequencies

        1. 1.(1) Each monitoring programme must take into account—

        2. 2.(1) The following parameters (“Group A parameters”) must be monitored...

        3. 3.(1) Other parameters, except radon, tritium and indicative dose, (“Group...

      3. PART C Deviation from standard parameters and frequencies

        1. 1.Scottish Water may (or, where required, must), in accordance with...

        2. 2.Based on the results of a risk assessment, the list...

        3. 3.Subject to paragraph 4, based on the results of a...

        4. 4.(1) The minimum sampling frequency for a parameter under Part...

      4. PART D Sampling methods and sampling points

        1. 1.(1) Sampling points, in relation to water, must be determined...

        2. 2.Subject to paragraph 1, sampling at the point of compliance...

        3. 3.Sampling of water in a public water supply system, with...

        4. 4.For microbiological parameters, sampling of water in a public water...

      5. PART E Radioactive substances

        1. 1.General principles and monitoring frequencies

        2. 2.Radon

        3. 3.Tritium

        4. 4.Indicative dose

        5. 5.Water treatment

        6. 6.Minimum sampling and analysis frequencies

        7. 7.Averaging

      6. PART F Indicative dose

        1. 1.Monitoring for compliance with the indicative dose

        2. 2.Screening for certain radionuclides or for an individual radionuclide

        3. 3.Screening for gross alpha activity and gross beta activity

        4. 4.Calculation of the indicative dose

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Monitoring: treatment works

    4. SCHEDULE 2A

      MONITORING OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES

      1. 1.General principles and monitoring frequencies

      2. 2.Radon

      3. 3.Tritium

      4. 4.Indicative dose

      5. 5.Water treatment

      6. 6.Averaging

    5. SCHEDULE 3

      METHODS OF ANALYSIS

      1. 1.(1) Scottish Water must ensure that the methods of analysis...

      2. 2.In the absence of an analytical method meeting the minimum...

      3. PART A Microbiological parameters

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the methods in paragraph 2...

        2. 2.The methods for microbiological parameters are— (a) for Escherichia coli...

      4. PART B Chemical and indicator parameters

        1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraph 3, for a parameter in Table...

        2. 2.The uncertainty of measurement specified in Table 1 for a...

        3. 3.Until 31st December 2019, Scottish Water may, for a parameter...

      5. PART C Indicative dose

    6. SCHEDULE 3A

      MONITORING FOR INDICATIVE DOSE AND ANALYTICAL PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

      1. 1.Monitoring for compliance with the indicative dose

      2. 2.Screening for certain radionuclides or for an individual radionuclide

      3. 3.Screening for gross alpha activity and gross beta activity

      4. 4.Calculation of the indicative dose

      5. 5.Performance characteristics and methods of analysis

  19. Explanatory Note

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