SB12-56 Water Resources (Scotland) Bill


The Water Resources (Scotland) Bill was introuced in the Scottish Parliament by Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, on 27 June 2012.  The Bill deals with a number of water related issues, including the development of Scotland’s water resources, a new framework to govern the abstraction of water over a specified threshold , Scottish Water’s functions and its exercise of those functions,  protecting “raw water” sources, creating contracts for certain non-domestic water and sewerage services, protecting the public sewerage network from harm and allowing for maintenance of private sewage works, and enabling the making of water shortage orders.

Read SPICe briefing: SB 12-56 Water Resources (Scotland) Bill (534 KB pdf)

Published: 7 September 2012

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