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PE01680: Private Water Supplies in Scotland

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Angela Flanagan


Date Lodged: 18 January 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to:

• review The Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006;

• produce guidance for all relevant bodies to comply with the Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006;

• transfer the Regulatory powers over the Drinking Water quality of private water supplies from Local Authorities to the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland;

• ensure an Equal Right of Appeal in the Planning process where objections on public health grounds are intimated by interested parties. 

Petition History:

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12:26 on 17 Jan 2018

As a consultant paediatric nephrologist I set up the renal failure service for children in Scotland in 1972,working in the field for over 30 years.During that time,the most distressing thing for me was being faced with children severely ill from haemolytic uraemic syndrome.This illness can be caused by bacteria in contaminated water.I believe it is imperative that maximum effort is taken to ensure that children in Scotland are not exposed to contaminated water.


17:09 on 16 Jan 2018

In 1972 I set up the renal failure service for children in Scotland and developed it until my retirement in 2006.I have no hesitation in saying that by far the most distressing times for me was when I was faced with treating children with haemolytic uraemic syndrome.Many of these children were seriously ill with life threatening disease.The very sad fact was that this illness can be caused by bacteria present in contaminated water.I believe that it is imperative that the children of Scotland are not exposed to contaminated water.


15:33 on 16 Jan 2018

Scotland needs private water!!!!!

Declan Gardner

15:40 on 15 Jan 2018

My local authority refused to prosecute under the 1980 water Act. We get lots of Boil water notices

Linda McFarlane

18:10 on 08 Dec 2017

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