Sewerage (Scotland) Act

Applies to Scotland

Title: Sewerage (Scotland) Act

Category: Scotland Law

Date: 1968

Reference: 1968 Chapter 47 [Full text not available]

General Description:

This Act  regulates the discharge of trade effluent to sewer and the issuing of consents by sewerage authorities. It covers discharges to sewers and prohibits the discharge of materials that might damage or block the sewer or treatment works, or endanger the health of the operators. New or altered discharges of trade effluent to sewer must obtain a consent from the local authority. Consents can be reviewed every two years.

The Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 at section 1 states that it shall be the duty of every Water Authority to provide such public sewers as may be necessary for effectually draining their area of domestic sewage, surface water and trade effluent, and to make such provision, by means of sewage treatment works or otherwise, as my be necessary for effectually dealing with the contents of their sewers.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Agricultural Pollution, Water

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