Consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017

Closes 28 Jul 2017

Opened 6 May 2017

Overview

The Scottish Ministers are seeking comments on proposals to transpose, for large private water supplies, Directive (EU) 2015/1787 which makes some changes to Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption (“the Drinking Water Directive”). These changes need to be transposed by 27 October 2017.

The Scottish Ministers propose to make the Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.  This would replace those provisions of the Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006 which apply to large private water supplies and freshly transpose the Drinking Water Directive as amended and other EU requirements for those supplies.

This consultation will run from 6 May 2017 to 28 July 2017.
 

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting to gather views on the appropriateness and likely effectiveness of the proposals in the draft Regulations to:

  • Deliver the requirements of the Drinking Water Directive as amended for larger private water supplies; and
     
  • Simplify and strengthen current legislation to protect public health in relation to water intended for human consumption from larger private water supplies.

Download the consultation paper.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • People of Scotland

Interests

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Farming and Rural
  • Health and Social Care