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Access to Land

Scottish Water provides water and waste water services throughout Scotland. We recognise that managing natural resources, delivering safe clean water to our customers and returning it to the environment is a major contribution to the communities we serve.

In our day to day activities to ensure we deliver water and waste water services throughout Scotland it is sometimes necessary to access private and public land.

To enable us to carry out necessary works Scottish Water is granted certain powers and duties under the Water (Scotland) Act 1980 and the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968.

Our Code of Practice on access to land aims to explain our powers and duties when we have to lay pipes and carry out work on pipes and related services on private (and publicly owned) land.

We also have a document detailing our policies around Public Access to Land and Water.