Scotland catches up on water quality legislation

Two sets of regulations dealing with the quality of drinking water taken from private supplies and implementing an EC Directive on "black list" substances in water came into force on 1 April in Scotland, bringing it into line with recent legislation in England and Wales.

One of the new sets of rules gives legal force to the 1980 EC Directive on drinking water quality as it applies to private water supplies when used for drinking, washing, cooking or food production.1Very similar regulations were brought into force south of the border on 1 January (ENDS Report 204, pp 33-4 <

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