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It's Never Too Late to Learn to Swim

New Learn to Swim campaign is urging adults who can't swim to sign up for lessons

22 April 2024

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Invergowrie Primary Pupils Dig Deep for Green Car Park

Invergowrie Primary School pupils got their hands dirty when they took part in a flower and tree planting session aimed at sustainably managing rain water at Scottish Water’s Bullion House office car park

02 April 2024

Scottish Water Turns to Nature to Create Rainproof Communities

We are harnessing nature to help reduce flooding in communities during extreme rainfall caused by climate change

05 March 2024

Adapting Scotland’s Water and Waste Water Services to Climate Change

Our plan sets out what we must do and how we need to work with others to ensure our services against the impact of climate change

29 February 2024

Pioneering peatland project progresses

Two years after launching a peatland restoration project in the Outer Hebrides, we return to check on its progress.

14 November 2023

Peebles Pupils Pioneer Mission to Protect Scotland's Water

First lesson of new Generation H₂O youth engagement programme takes place at Priorsford Primary.

29 September 2023

Lowering emissions as water services flow to net zero future

A new report published in Climate Week has highlighted the progress towards net zero water and waste water services.

27 September 2023

Monster project secures sustainable water supply for Loch Ness communities

A state-of-the-art single Water Treatment Works has been built to replace two smaller WTWs. The new plant uses nanofiltration membranes to produce up to 1 million litres of world class drinking water every day, drawn from the largest body of freshwater in Scotland.

18 September 2023

Scottish Water graduate celebrates the delivery of first solar project in Denny

Heriot-Watt University Chemical and Energy Engineering Graduate, Steven Brasher celebrated the delivery of his first large-scale solar project at Denny Waste Water Treatment Works

29 August 2023

Solar Powering Oban

Our latest solar power scheme is helping to protect the coastal community of Oban from the effects of climate change

22 August 2023

Priorsford Primary School Pupils joined by Cabinet Secretary to bury time capsule at new Water Treatment Works in Peebles

Local school children have buried a time capsule to mark the official opening of the innovative, new £30million Bonnycraig Water Treatment works in Peebles, Scottish Borders. 

18 August 2023

E-Van Hits the Road in Net Zero Challenge

Scottish Water team hits the road for epic road rally to celebrate electric vehicles

11 August 2023

Harnessing Hydropower at Hamilton Waste Water Treatment Works a First

The first of its kind in the UK, a pioneering project will see Scottish Water harness hydropower from waste water

26 May 2023

North East solar projects shine a light on net zero commitment

Two solar energy schemes have been completed in the North East by Scottish Water.

10 May 2023

Solar Giant Switched on in East Dunbartonshire

A solar scheme of seismic proportions is now live at our most energy intensive site

26 April 2023

Public Event to Share Fair City 'Super Sewer' Plans

We are inviting Perth residents and businesses to attend an information event before planned work begins in mid-May to deliver a major sewer upgrade in Tay Street and Shore Road

 

06 April 2023

Scottish Water Among Country’s Biggest Businesses to Help Launch Carbon Reducing Hub 

Scottish Water is among a group of businesses from across Scotland to join forces to launch a new climate action initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero future

27 March 2023

Iconic Dumfries woodland location is home to new water refill tap

Scottish Water has installed its latest Top up Tap in in Mabie forest, near Dumfries

23 February 2023

A8 Greenock Traffic Management Delayed

Our planned works as part of a £2.5million flood investigation project on the A8 in Greenock have been delayed.

22 February 2023

First Phase of Multi-Million Pounds Water Investment

We are set to begin the first phase of a £26million project to improve the water supply to tens of thousands of customers in the south-east of Glasgow.

22 February 2023

Self Generating Skellyton Now Online

A Scottish Water treatment works in South Lanarkshire is partially powering itself thanks to green energy.

20 January 2023

Bluestone Energy Submit Further Battery Energy Storage System Proposal to North Lanarkshire Council

Bluestone Energy, a renewable energy developer, is planning to build a battery energy storage system at Scottish Water’s Airdrie Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in North Lanarkshire.

03 November 2022

BLOG: Greener Miles Make Scottish Water Fleet Better for Environment - Holly McPhee

This #ScotClimateWeek Holly talks about how we're trying reduce emissions when it comes to our fleet

29 September 2022

Drones and Laser Technology Cut Carbon Emissions

State-of-the art drones and lasers are being used to improve Scotland’s sewers

28 September 2022

BLOG: 50L Home Coalition - Braulio Eduardo Morera

As part of Scot Climate Week 2022, Braulio talks about a new generation of solutions to address water challenges

27 September 2022

Net Zero Routemap Update Published

Half of emissions associated with the delivery of Scotland’s water and waste water services have been cut.

26 September 2022

Significant Carbon Savings from Circular Economy Approach

Adopting circular economy principles to refurbish rather than replace four scraper bridges at Dalmarnock Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in Glasgow has resulted in an 80% carbon reduction.

30 August 2022

Blast From the Past for £450,000 Dam Renovation

We have applied for Listed Building Consent to carry out £450,000 of flood improvement works on the dam and sluice house of Loch Venachar near Callander.

08 August 2022

Maintaining Normal Summer Public Water Supply

Scottish Water is working to maintain public water supply to customers in parts of the country affected by prolonged dry warm summer weather.

04 August 2022

Oban Investment Complete for Summer Season

The final pieces of a mammoth water main jigsaw have been fitted together as Scottish Water completes its £4.6million network investment in Oban, Argyll & Bute. 

15 July 2022

Scottish Water Joins Calls to Prevent Wildfire Damage

Scottish Water has joined calls to raise awareness of wildfire risks to prevent damage and help protect the environment and water supplies.

17 June 2022

Nature-based solution proposed to tackle flooding in Downfield

Plans to reduce flooding in the Downfield area of Dundee using nature-based solutions have taken a firm step forward.

17 June 2022

BLOG: The Value of Water - Brian McCarthy

Brian talks about the need to value what we have and ensure it’s available to everyone in abundance both now and in the future, without destroying the environment from where it originates and cycles.

26 May 2022

BLOG: Saving Water Can Help Save Energy Too! - Malcolm Eakin

Malcolm takes about how you can reduce your water and energy consumption at home

23 May 2022

BLOG: National Gardening Week - Julianne Robertson

This National Gardening Week 2022, Julianne provides tips on how you can use water wisely

06 May 2022

Skellyton Green Energy Scheme

Scottish Water has applied for planning permission to allow green energy to power a South Lanarkshire waste water treatment works.

11 April 2022

Innovative Partnership Offers Route to a Greener Dram

An innovative new project is ‘distilling’ residues from Scotland’s famous whisky industry into sustainable, green energy

07 April 2022

Six City Top Up Taps for Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city now has its own network of iconic Top up Taps to keep people hydrated while they are on the go and help protect the planet

03 April 2022

Biodiversity boost for Lintrathen land

Scottish Water is creating a brand new area of woodland in Angus aimed at improving biodiversity and wildlife habitats.  

31 March 2022

Aviemore Primary Pupils Get Creative to Launch New Top Up Tap

Creativity was overflowing at Aviemore Primary recently as pupils took part in a Scottish Water poster competition

08 March 2022

Graduates and Apprentices to Help Scotland's Drinking and Waste Water Services Go Greener

More than 1,000 graduates and apprentices will help transform Scotland’s drinking and waste water services making them greener and fit for future generations

08 February 2022

We Love Deerdykes to the Moon and Back (12 Times!)

Scotland's first large-scale food waste recycling centre celebrates 50GHW green energy milestone

31 January 2022

Urban Waters Routemap Supports National Action Plan

Scottish Water has published its Urban Waters Routemap to further protect the urban water environment

22 December 2021

Scottish Water celebrates 10 years of solar power

This winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, Scottish Water is marking the days getting longer by celebrating a decade of solar power production.

21 December 2021

Keep COP26 in Mind in the Kitchen This Christmas

We're urging customers to build on the momentum gained at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow and play a part in cutting carbon emissions from food waste this Christmas

16 December 2021

Ground-Breaking Green Heating Network Hosts German Minister

A German energy minister visiting Scotland for COP26 has praised a pioneering low carbon District Heating Network partnership between Scottish Water and Stirling Council during a special visit.

12 November 2021

Scottish Water Joins Global Coalition on Sustainable Water Use

Scottish Water has joined a growing global partnership aimed at encouraging customers to make smart decisions on water use to help protect a precious natural resource and reduce carbon emissions.

11 November 2021

Scotland’s Smart Canal Makes First Connection to New Housing Following North Glasgow Success Story

Patrick Harvie MSP, connected Europe’s first dynamic canal system to the inaugural housing development today at Scottish Canals’ COP26 event. 

10 November 2021

New £800,000 Solar Scheme for Aberdeen in Net Zero Drive

An ambitious solar energy scheme which will help power two of the main service reservoirs supplying water to Aberdeen has been completed

21 October 2021

Taking Big Steps to Enjoy Nations Top Up Taps Network

Scotland’s expanding network of distinctive water refill stations is set to inspire people to enjoy - and protect - the nation’s great outdoors this Autumn

18 October 2021

Scottish Water Supports Upstream Battle

We teamed up with Literati and the Beacon Arts Centre in Inverclyde to continue our support for Keep Scotland Beautiful's campaign, Upstream Battle.

12 October 2021

BLOG: Helping Tackle Climate Crisis with WaterAid - Shirley Campbell

Shirley Campbell highlights our work with WaterAid to address climate change impact

17 September 2021

Iconic Loch and Woodlands to Help Tackle Climate Crisis

The banks and forests surrounding one of Scotland’s iconic lochs are to boost the fight against the climate crisis by becoming a carbon emissions sink

17 September 2021

BLOG: Building Knowledge and Taking Action - Mark Dickson

Mark Dickson talks about our progress with net zero in our Capital Programme

16 September 2021

BLOG: Driving Down Emissions – Paul Kerr

Paul Kerr talks about how we must adopt a ‘mindset change’ to address ‘climate change’

15 September 2021

BLOG: Net Zero Routemap Annual Update - Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid talks about the progress we've made and plans for the future when it comes to our Net Zero Routemap

14 September 2021

Net Zero on Track as Scottish Water Sign Global Declaration

Scottish Water has posted an update on the first year since publication of its Net Zero Emissions Routemap.

14 September 2021

Electric Vans Help Power Zero Emissions Targets

A new fleet of electric vans will take to the road to help Scotland’s water and waste water services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

13 September 2021

BLOG: Reducing our Contribution - Simon Parsons

Simon Parsons talks about how in a world of uncertainty, we can be certain that climate change should be our priority

13 September 2021

Edinburgh’s Tap Trail Inspires New Workout Challenge

Edinburgh’s network of distinctive Scottish Water Top up Taps has inspired a new outdoor workout challenge with a difference.

20 August 2021

Peebles enjoys the last drops of summer

As kids in Peebles squeeze out the last drops of summer, they can now refresh themselves with a free refill at the towns newest Top Up Tap

16 August 2021

Peatland Restoration Helps Net Zero Emission Goals

The restoration of peatbogs across Scotland is helping to protect source water quality and reduce carbon emissions.

23 July 2021

Rico Gives Thumbs Up to Lossiemouth’s New Top Up Tap

Visitors to Lossiemouth's beautiful Esplanade can now top up with fresh water on the go at a new free refill tap on the town’s seafront

20 July 2021

Top up taps reach magical milestone

A growing network of top up taps across Scotland has saved the equivalent of half a million plastic bottles

15 July 2021

Plastic Waste Helps Drive Major New Project

A revolutionary new tarmac product made from discarded plastic has been used in a major Scottish Water regeneration project in Glasgow.

13 July 2021

Nairn Scouts are Prepared to Top Up From the Tap

School's out for summer - and the 1st Nairn Scouts have got the popular seaside town’s new Scottish Water Top up Tap flowing

25 June 2021

Water Refill Taps Boost Anti-Litter Efforts at Beauty Spots

Visitors to some of Scotland’s most beautiful natural locations will be able to refill and stay rehydrated at new public water taps being installed to help reduce waste and litter.

16 June 2021

Community Asked to Help Put the Flow Back in St Leonard Park

Residents of St Mary's in Dundee are being urged to get involved in early proposals which could see water and wildlife brought into the heart of a local green space

02 June 2021

Glasgow's Smart Canal Win at Top Water Industry Awards

The 150-year-old Forth & Clyde Canal has been transformed with smart technology to tackle flooding and encourage regeneration the city.

28 May 2021

Ayrshire Hat-Trick is a Winner for Top Up Taps

We've bagged the treble in Ayrshire this week, with three of our bright blue Top Up Taps launching across the area

25 May 2021

Scottish Water's Latest Top Up Tap Is Pawsome!

Dog walkers at one of Scotland’s most visited parks are lapping up Scottish Water’s newest Top Up Tap

11 May 2021
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