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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002.

Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
The largest element of the Act (Part 3) provides for the establishment of Scottish Water as the successor to the three water and sewerage authorities established by the Part II of Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Provisions have also been included for Scottish Water to have a board structure that differs from that of the existing authorities and for Scottish Water to have a greater measure of commercial freedom than that enjoyed by the existing authorities. The Act's other elements provide for changes to the representation of the interests of water customers to take account of the establishment of Scottish Water (Part 1) and the creation of a Drinking Water Quality Regulator with powers in respect of Scottish Water and private water supplies (Part 2). Part 4 contains miscellaneous provisions. (72 sections completed by 7 Schedules)
Long title of text
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision in relation to the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and to provide for the establishment of Water Customer Consultation Panels; to make further provision in relation to the regulation of the quality of drinking water; to make provision for the establishment of Scottish Water, the transfer to Scottish Water of the functions of the water and sewerage authorities established by section 62(1) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and the dissolution of those authorities and in relation to the functions of Scottish Water; to make further amendments of the law relating to water and sewerage; and for connected purposes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The provisions of this Act, other than this section and sections 66 to 70, come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.
Notes
Amends also the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 and the Water (Scotland) Act 1980, and other amendments listed in Schedule 7.Last amendment up to The Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 (S.I. 2017/524).
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
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