This process is for escalating existing non-urgent complaints. If you have an urgent issue, please contact us using the methods outlined here.

If you are a business customer and have an enquiry about any of the services you receive, please contact your licensed provider in the first instance.

Domestic customers should follow the Scottish Water review process outlined below. 

Step 1 

If you are unhappy about the way we have provided services or with the services provided you can use these methods to provide us details of your issue:

Calls may be recorded for quality or training purposes. 

Step 2 

If your issue is not resolved to your satisfaction once you have completed step 1, you can email our Service Review Team at 

We will offer you a written response. For those instances where we need to investigate your complaint we will respond to you within five working days.

Step 3

We will make every effort to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction. However, if you find that you are still not completely satisfied with our final response, you can contact the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) is the final stage for complaints about most organisations that provide public services in Scotland, including Scottish Water. Their service is independent, free and confidential.

The SPSO will normally only consider a complaint after you have fully completed Scottish Water’s complaints review process.

The SPSO cannot normally look at complaints more than 12 months after you became aware of the matter you want to complain about, or matters that have been or are being considered in court.

If you remain dissatisfied once you have completed Scottish Water’s complaints procedure, contact the SPSO for advice and request a complaint form on Freephone 0800 377 7330, via their website at or by writing to: Freepost SPSO

Please note - this is all you need to write on the envelope. No stamp is required.

Listening to You

A summary of our review process can be found in our Listening to You leaflet which can be found in the Document Hub

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