The Scottish Ministers are consulting to gather views on draft regulations for Private Water Supplies in order deliver the requirements of the Drinking Water Directive as amended (Directive (EU) 2015/1787) for larger private water supplies. 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 (“Type A” supplies) and freshly transpose the Drinking Water Directive as amended and other EU requirements for those supplies.

The Scottish Ministers also propose to update, and possibly replace, the 2006 Regulations in so far as they apply to small private water supplies (“Type B” supplies). It is envisaged that this will be done by means of a separate set of Regulations.

The consultation document is available through the Scottish Government consultation hub Citizen Space. Responses are welcomed to the consultation until 28 July.