Statement for WICS Draft Determination on Charges

08 October 2020
Douglas Milican statement on WICS draft determination

Statement

Scottish Water Chief Executive Douglas Millican welcomes publication of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland's draft determination of the stratgic review of charges.

Following the publication today, of the Water Industry’s Commission for Scotland’s Draft Determination of the strategic review of charges for the next six-year period, Scottish Water Chief Executive Douglas Millican said: “We’ve have worked closely with the WICS over the last few years on the future of our sector and the essential services we provide our customers and communities and so we welcome the publication of the Draft Determination.

“We face significant challenges in the future, not least as a result of climate change and our ageing infrastructure, to maintain the level of service we provide to customers and communities.

“Further investment over the long-term will be needed to secure the service we currently provide and to allow us to transform into an organization that achieves net zero emissions.”

He added: “This is a very important milestone in our regulatory process and so we will study it carefully before responding fully.

“I would also encourage other stakeholders and interested parties to take this opportunity to respond to the consultation on the draft determination.

"Scotland’s water and waste water services belong to all of us and it is vital that everyone gets the opportunity to input to our future.”

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