HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 cc84-5W
67. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many householders in Caithness are without a piped water supply; where the communities without piped water are located; and when a supply will be laid on.

Mr. Noble

Caithness County Council estimates that some 600 houses, or about 7 per cent. of all the inhabited properties in its area, are without a supply from public sources. About 40 of these, including all the sizeable communities in the county, will have a supply when the Council's present scheme of distribution piping is completed.

Some of the remaining properties are known to have adequate private supplies, while others are so situated that it is unlikely to be practicable to supply them at reasonable cost.

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