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Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. No. 364 of 2014).

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These Regulations aim to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water supplied by Scottish Water for human consumption purposes by ensuring that it is wholesome. In so far as they apply to water supplied by Scottish Water for human consumption purposes, they also apply the measures necessary to deliver the requirements of Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption and Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy. The Regulations, among other things: require Scottish Water to designate areas of its supply as water supply zones; set the standards of wholesomeness required for water supplied by Scottish Water; provide with respect to monitoring and quality control; require Scottish Water to identify its drinking water abstraction points and to take samples in order to check compliance with treatment standards and for risk assessment purposes; provide for investigations; provide for authorisation of temporary departures from the wholesomeness standards; and require Scottish Water to treat and disinfect its water supplies to render harmless any contaminants.
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