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HIGH-PRESSURE water hoses are being used to defrost frozen pipes as experts battle to cope with the worst problems for decades.
MEMBERS of the public will have a say on how to expand the role of Scottish Water.
MINISTERS have been accused of "incompetence" and making plans for Scottish Water's future on "the back of a fag packet".
SCOTTISH Water has defended its use of consultancy firm Capgemini to deliver a project it claims will create cost savings of £76 million in the next five years.
SELLING off Scottish Water could be a less painful way of sorting out the cuts crisis gripping the country, a leading economist has said.
SNP ministers are poised to end the government's ownership of Scottish Water to raise more than £1 billion pounds for other major projects.
The utility is currently fully owned by the government.
SCOTLAND'S environment minister has urged people to use water sparingly during a visit to drought-hit parts of the country.
WATER rates could remain frozen for another year, the industry regulator said today.
SCOTTISH Water cut leaks by almost 100 million litres a day and reported a surplus of more than £100 million over the last year in its "best performance yet", according to its annual report published yesterday.
WATER chiefs are facing an estimated £1 million repair bill for cracks, missing manhole covers and faulty fire hydrants in the Capital, it was revealed today.
SCOTLAND'S determination to tackle environmental crime has been questioned yet again after Scottish Water was fined just £2,500 for a series of sewage leaks into a loch over six months.
SCOTTISH Water is facing a massive legal claim from residents who say the stench from a sewage works is blighting their lives.
BUSINESS Stream, the commercial arm of Scottish Water, has secured a £45 million contract with Scotland's colleges, universities and central government bodies.
THE Scottish Building Federation today backed calls for Scottish Water to be restructured and for the savings made to be ploughed into more investment to boost the construction sector.
MINISTERS should remove Scottish Water from the public sector because they may soon be unable to afford the multi-million pound cost of repairing the country's antiquated network, a major independent report declares today.
ONE of Scotland's highest-paid public servants has announced he will donate a quarter of his bonus to charity.
EXECUTIVES at Scottish Water were challenged yesterday to defend a "bonus culture".
CONSUMERS could pay less for their water over the next six years thanks to efficiency savings by Scottish Water.