Regulation for private water supplies is covered by local authorities under the Private Water Supply (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and the Water (Scotland) Act 1980.
These regulations stipulate that all private water supplies must be registered with the local authority governing the area where the source of the supply is located.
You should check that your property is registered by contacting your local authority environmental health service. A list of local authority contacts can be found on the government’s private water supply website here.
Once you’ve registered your water source with your local authority, they will arrange a risk assessment during which the source of your water supply will be tested to determine its suitability for human consumption and what (if any) treatment will be required.