|Activity||Under the Water (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.78) regional water boards were to be established to take over the functions of local water authorities from a day to be appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland. They would supply water to consumers, and be generally responsible for developing and maintaining sources of supply. |
Under the Mid-Scotland Water Board (Constitution etc) Order 1967 (S.I. 1967/1802) the Mid-Scotland Water Board came into being as from 1 January 1968, and was to be operational from 16 May 1968. It took over water supply responsibilities from 15 local water authorities in the counties of Clackmannan, Dunbarton and Stirling, and a small part of West Lothian. When first constituted, the Board contained representatives from the county and town councils in its region. On local government reorganisation in May 1975 its functions passed to Central Regional Council (Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, c.65).
Under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 (1994 c.39) three new water authorities were created, of which the successor to Central Regional Council's water function was East of Scotland Water Authority. Scottish Water, a new authority combining the three former regional water authorities, came into existence on 1 April 2002, set up under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (2002 asp.3).