Drinking water quality in Scotland, 2019

18 August 2020

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The Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) for Scotland has published its annual report, which shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the standards for drinking water remains high, at 99.2%.

The report covers drinking water quality in Scotland during 2019, and states that a total of 310,605 regulatory tests were carried out on Scotland’s drinking water last year. Scottish Water take and analyse samples of drinking water from treatment works, storage points and customers taps throughout the year. Of those taken from samples at consumers’ taps, 99.92% met the required standards, a slight improvement on last year and consistent with previous years.

Source: Scottish Government, 10 August 2020