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.

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.