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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. While charges for 2017/18 in England and Wales have yet to be announced, the current average household charge of £389 is considerably higher than in Scotland.  By the end of this period, Scottish Water has pledged that household charges overall will have fallen in real terms.

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.