Scottish Water has published a 25-year strategic plan, ‘Our Future Together’, outlining how they intend to deliver Scotland’s future public water services. The strategy identifies three challenges they need to overcome in order to do this:
- the impact of climate change
- ageing assets
- reducing the emissions that contribute to the global climate crisis
A commitment has been made to increase investment in refurbishing and replacing assets and infrastructure, including the modernisation of water and waste treatment works and the underground pipeline network.
During 2020, Scottish Water will produce a ‘route map’ setting out how they plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
Source: Scottish Water, 5 February 2020