Scottish Water

Scottish Water

Business Stream steals a march on rivals with pre-privatisation deals

SCOTTISH Water's commercial offshoot has secured advisory deals with Marks & Spencer and the Co-operative south of the Border as it seeks to build its brand ahead of full privatisation of the English water market.

Scottish Water plugging the gaps but leaks still an issue

THE amount of water being lost in Scotland through leaks has been cut by more than a third after a £2.45 billion programme of improvements.

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Scottish Water calls in high-pressure hoses as fight against frozen mains goes on

HIGH-PRESSURE water hoses are being used to defrost frozen pipes as experts battle to cope with the worst problems for decades.

Public views on Scottish Water's future

MEMBERS of the public will have a say on how to expand the role of Scottish Water.

Ministers branded incompetent over Scottish Water plans

MINISTERS have been accused of "incompetence" and making plans for Scottish Water's future on "the back of a fag packet".

£6m Scottish Water consultancy project 'will save it £76m'

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 Scottish Water could ease impact of cuts, says economist

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 target water to raise £1bn

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.

Minister urges public to be sparing in the use of water

SCOTLAND'S environment minister has urged people to use water sparingly during a visit to drought-hit parts of the country.

Water bills set to stay frozen for another year

WATER rates could remain frozen for another year, the industry regulator said today.

Scottish Water bubbles up to 'best performance yet', £100m in surplus

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 face £1m bill to repair Capital hazards

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.

Sepa 'disappointed' over £2,500 fine for loch sewage leaks

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.

Water firm facing huge legal claim over sewage stench

SCOTTISH Water is facing a massive legal claim from residents who say the stench from a sewage works is blighting their lives.

Business Stream hails £45m contract win

BUSINESS Stream, the commercial arm of Scottish Water, has secured a £45 million contract with Scotland's colleges, universities and central government bodies.

SBF gives its backing to Scottish Water restructuring

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.

'Sell Scottish Water and end £150m-a-year tax'

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.

Water chief to give away quarter of bonus

ONE of Scotland's highest-paid public servants has announced he will donate a quarter of his bonus to charity.

Challenge to 'bonus culture'

EXECUTIVES at Scottish Water were challenged yesterday to defend a "bonus culture".

Water bills set to fall but watchdogs warn prices still too high

CONSUMERS could pay less for their water over the next six years thanks to efficiency savings by Scottish Water.

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