Drinking water quality in Scotland: annual report published

13 August 2019

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The Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) for Scotland has published its annual report, which shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the stringent standards for drinking water remains high, at 99.90%.

The report covers drinking water quality in Scotland during 2018, and states that a total of 319,124 regulatory tests were carried out on Scotland’s drinking water last year. Of those taken from samples at consumers’ taps, 99.90% met the required standards, which was a slight reduction from the previous year’s results.

The report also shows that the number of water quality incidents requiring detailed investigation by the DWQR was lower than in previous years.

Source: Scottish Government, 5 August 2019