Concerned about contaminated water, or general water quality? Here’s how to make sure you get the standard of water you need.
If your water is occasionally milky or discoloured, don’t worry – this is normal and the water should be perfectly safe. But if your supply develops a new taste or smell that’s particularly strong, call Scottish Water on 0845 600 8855.
Water is especially critical to some businesses – for use in drinks manufacturing, for instance. In that case you’ll need to make sure you’re getting the right water quality, we can help with this.
Get in touch to discuss how we can help achieve your water quality specifications.
The quickest way to find out if your drinking water is up to scratch is to use the Drinking Quality Water Regulator for Scotland website.
There you can see the most recent water report for your local area, and compare it with what you need. There’s also lots of general information on drinking water quality.
Scottish Water will be changing the way they treat the water supply from November 2012 in the following areas:
The new treatment process means a change from the use of chlorine to chloramine as the method of disinfecting the water supply in those areas. This new method will mean a reduction in the taste and smell of chlorine in your tap water.
Other than for specialist usage such as kidney dialysis and the keeping of fish and other aquatic species, the introduction of chloramine would not normally pose any problems to equipment or processes. If you have any questions about this approach please get in touch.