Drinking water quality in Scotland: annual report published

07 August 2018

Article: 52/3106

The Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) for Scotland has published its annual report. The report summarises data on water quality in public and private supplies across Scotland, as well as covering water quality events and incidents, consumer contacts to Scottish Water and DWQR activities throughout the year.

Scottish Water take and analyse samples of drinking water from across Scotland, 365 days a year. The report states that a total of 305,459 regulatory tests were carried out on Scotland’s drinking water last year. Of those taken from samples at consumers’ taps, 99.91% met the required standards.

The report also describes reductions in the number of consumers expressing dissatisfaction with the quality of their drinking water supply. In 2017, Scottish Water were contacted by 9,239 customers who were concerned over quality, half the number reported in 2012.

Source: Scottish Government, 2 August 2018