Water

 

Remit

On this page, you will find information on the Committee's work on issues relating to water and water quality. 

Evidence

At its meeting on 6 December 2016, the Committee heard evidence on Scottish Water's Annual Report 2015-16 from Scottish Water and Business Stream, official transcript and meeting papers here:

The Committee wrote to both Scottish Water and Business Stream following this meeting, seeking further information.

On the 30 March 2017, the Convener wrote to the Chief Executive of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland seeking clarification on whether the Commission has or is looking to carry out any work in relation to payment terms and the idetification of leakages.

At its meeting on 12 September 2017 the Committee heard evidence from the Water Industry Commission for Scotland, official transcript and meeting papers here: 

Following the evidence session on 12 September with the Water Industry Commission for Scotland the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity seeking further clarification on points raised during the meeting. 

The Committee also agreed to write to Peter Peacock, Chair, Water Industry Commission for Scotland Customer Forum.

The Committee received a letter from the Water Industry Commission for Scotland on the possibility of data loggers across the non-household water sector.

Letter from Peter Peacock, Chair, Water Industry Commission for Scotland Customer Forum in response to the Committtee's letter sent 29 September 2017.  

Letter received from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity in response to the Committee's letter sent on 29 September seeking further clarification on points raised during the evidence session on 12 September with the Water Industry Commission for Scotland. 

Letter received from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in response to the Committee's letter sent on 29 September seeking further clarification on points raised during the evidence session on 12 September with the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.  

Additional Information

On 30 June 2016, the Committee received correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform outlining the Scottish Government's intention to introduce water charges for vacant non-domestic properties and to consult as to the level of such rates.

On 31 March 2017, the Committee received correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform confirming that vacant non-domestic properties will be charged by their licensed provider for water, sewerage and drainage services where they are connected to public infrastructure, effective from 1 April 2017.