Where is Scottish Water based?

Where is Scottish Water based?

Dunfermline
Scottish Water

Type Statutory corporation
Headquarters Dunfermline, Scotland, UK
Area served Scotland
Key people Lady Susan Rice CBE (Chair); Douglas Millican (CEO);
Products Drinking water Recycled wastewater

What’s the number for Scottish Water?

0800 0778 778
Phone: our Customer Helpline 0800 0778 778. Email: [email protected]

Where does my water supply come from Scotland?

In Scotland all our water comes from rain – and we certainly get our fair share! Water flows into streams, rivers, lochs and reservoirs. This is surface water. Water can also seep into the ground, forming pools.

Who supplies water to Scotland?

The network of water and sewerage pipes in Scotland is wholly owned by Scottish Water. It acts as the wholesaler in the market, selling water and sewerage services to the water companies, known as suppliers.

Is Scottish Water public or private?

Water supplies Scotland’s public drinking water and sewerage services are provided by Scottish Water, a public company accountable to Scottish Ministers and Scottish Parliament.

Why is Scottish Water so good?

In Edinburgh, the water from the cold tap is 100% safe to drink. In fact, we could argue that the water in Scotland is better than other parts of the UK because, unlike the limescale-ridden hard water you find in the south, Scottish soft water comes from the mountains, which makes it taste better and smoother.

What is the emergency number for water?

24 Hours – 7 days

Affinity Water 0345 357 2407
South East Water 0333 000 0018
(6am to 10pm Mon – Sun)
0333 000 0365
(out of hours)

Is Scottish Water hard or soft?

In Scotland most raw water is drawn from lochs, rivers and burns (surface sources) and tends to be soft-to- slightly-hard. In some areas, raw water is drawn from boreholes in rock or gravel aquifers and tends to have a higher level of minerals, making the water harder than surface water sources.

Which reservoir does my water come from UK?

The majority of our supply comes from groundwater (70%), predominantly from the chalk aquifer which is widespread across our region. A further 23% comes from rivers and the remaining seven per cent from surface water reservoirs owned by the company.

Is there fluoride in Scottish Water?

In Scotland, drinking water standards are set down by law in The Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2014, which are in line with European Community (EC) requirements. We do not add any additional fluoride to your water.

Is Scottish Water public owned?

Scotland’s public drinking water and sewerage services are provided by Scottish Water, a public company accountable to Scottish Ministers and Scottish Parliament. Private water supplies in Scotland are the responsibility of owners and users and are regulated by local authorities.

Is Scottish Water for Profit?

In 2018/19, Scottish Water Business Stream reported income of £372.0 million and operating costs of £371.7 million, resulting in an operating profit of £0.3 million.

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