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Our 2021-27 investment programme will deliver over £5.8 billion of maintenance and improvements to Scotland’s water and waste water infrastructure and contribute significantly to the achievement of our three strategic ambitions of Service Excellence, Going Beyond Net Zero Emissions and Delivering Great Value and Financial Sustainability, set out in our Strategic Plan.

There are currently over 2500 planned projects in progress across our communities to improve drinking water quality, protect the environment and support growth.

These range from larger projects, such as the £120million improvements to our water and waste water assets to support growth in Perth through to  smaller projects, such as upgrading the water network in Campbeltown.

During 2021-23 we have already invested over £1.7 billion, building on more than £9 billion of investment previously undertaken, since Scottish Water was formed in 2002. 

Partnership working with our alliance partners, Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), as well as our internal Delivery Teams, and wider supply chain has improved capacity and capability to deliver our capital work and boosted the economy by engaging with local businesses. 

Our business plan for the 2021-27 period supports increasing investment in future years in line with government and regulatory expectations. This will support  our work to maintain and enhance water and wastewater services to customers, protect the environment, enable new housing and support economic growth. Increasing investment also means that we can support more jobs across our supply chain, including opportunities for an expected 1000 modern apprentices and graduate positions. 

Capital Investment Programme Overview

Take a look at our projects and initiatives in 2023

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