Private Water Supplies

Part of Rural Affairs and the Environment – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 7 June 2007.

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Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party 2:15, 7 June 2007

The Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006 implement the additional measures necessary to comply with the revised drinking water directive. As Mr Fraser knows, the regulations came into force on 3 July 2006.

The Government has no immediate plans to review the duties and powers of local authorities in relation to the regulations, but measures relating to drinking water safety are monitored carefully to take account of medical, scientific and technological advances.

Safe drinking water is essential to a healthier Scotland. The 2006 regulations will help all of us to achieve that objective through the provision of clean and wholesome drinking water for those who are dependent on private supplies, as I am.