Applying for a Scottish Water standpipe licence is easy. 

Simply complete a Standpipe Application Form and return to

Hire or renewal of your standpipe licence requires a purchase order or reference number and on receipt of your application we will send an invoice. Find out how to pay for your standpipe licence here

The hire charges for 2024/25 for each standpipe licence are as follows (costs inclusive of 20% VAT): 

Period of Hire:     3 months      6 months    9 months    12 months 
Cost:                      £237.12         £402.48        £567.96       £733.32

Delivery cost of standpipe - £30 (inclusive of 20% VAT) to be added to your Purchase Order or Reference. 

Renewing a licence

3 weeks before your licence is due to expire we will send you a reminder letter and application form for you to renew your licence.  A further reminder will be sent 1 week before the licence expires.

If you don't renew your licence or return your standpipe, you will be liable to pay a year's cost for your standpipe.

Each standpipe licence can be renewed on a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month basis.  Payment can be made by official purchase order or reference number and should be included with your renewal application.