Quality of Scotland's drinking water improves

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 23 July 2015 in News

Scottish Water carried out 318,611 regulatory tests last year, with 99.89 per cent meeting required standard

The quality of Scotland’s drinking water has improved on last year, according to the latest annual report from the Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR).

Scottish Water carried out 318,611 regulatory tests last year, with 99.89 per cent of those taken from consumers’ taps meeting the required standards.

When the DWQR was created in 2002, 99.28 per cent of samples met required standards.


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Sue Petch, the Drinking Water Quality Regulator, said: “Scottish consumers can be confident that their drinking water is thoroughly tested and that it meets some of the highest quality standards in the world.

“It is satisfying to be able to report that in 2014 Scottish Water have maintained their high level of compliance, which reflects their efforts over the past year. This by no means indicates that further improvements cannot be delivered.

“Work is still needed to make sure that all of Scotland’s water assets are well maintained and sufficiently resilient to deal with challenges presented by changing source water quality.”

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