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2017 - 2018 Charges

In 2017/18, the charges which cover the water supply and waste water collection services to your home (your Combined Services charge), detailed on your Council Tax bill, will be limited to 1.6% higher than the amount you paid last year (2016/17) - just over £6 a year for average household. 

It means the average Scottish Water household charge in 2017/18 will be £357 – less than £1 a day*. This is £38 below the average bill of the private water companies in England and Wales.  By the end of this period, Scottish Water has pledged that household charges overall will have fallen in real terms.

Charges comparision

Between 2015 and 2021, Scottish Water is investing £3.5 billion in projects the length and breadth of Scotland. The six-year investment will be made in water treatment works, pipes and networks – providing customers with improved service, enhancing the environment and supporting jobs in the Scottish economy. This is around £1,370 for every connected property. 

*The average household is between Council Tax Band B and Band C and has a combined bill of less than £1 a day. Individual Water Supply and Waste Water Collection charges are less than £1 a day for all households (except for the individual Waste Water Collection charges for Band G households and the individual Water Supply and Waste Water Collection charges for Band H households).