The Risk of Legionella in High-Risk Premises

Hotel and Resort owners need to be aware of the risk of legionella in their water supply and how its presence can affect their guests. Businesses in the hospitality and leisure industry are at a greater risk of being impacted by legionella and legionnaires’ disease due to these supplies being consumed and enjoyed. Business premises […]

Private Water Supplies – FAQs

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Due to the number of rural homes and small villages within Scotland, there are many homes that use Private Water Supplies as their main source for drinking water and utilities. For the safety of you, your family and the homes surrounding you, it is important to understand how your private water supply works and what […]

How Does Climate Affect My Private Water Supply?

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Private homes and businesses throughout Scotland may be wondering what the impact of this hot weather may be on their private water supply, and what measures they can take to ensure their supply is not affected. Scotland’s climate is usually relatively mild, with high temperatures averaging the late teens and early twenties. However, this year […]

Understanding Water Pressure When Using A Private Supply

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to wash your hair in a trickle of water. Low water pressure is inconvenient, whether you’re at home trying to wash dishes or running a business that relies on consistent water flow. If you’re struggling with water pressure issues you’re not alone. Depending on where you are in the […]

Guidance On Drinking Water Quality In Scotland

What does it mean if the drinking water from your private supply looks, smells or tastes bad? These guidelines for drinking water quality will help you determine whether there’s an issue with your private water supply and how to get wholesome, great-tasting water. Drinking water quality – an overview In Scotland, our drinking water comes […]

Lead Pipe Health Risks & How To Replace Lead Plumbing

Scotland’s drinking water is ranked one of the best in the world. Our fresh, clear drinking water is the upside to living in a country with heavy rainfall. According to Scottish Water, water quality in Scotland is at an all-time high with 99.91% of tests taken at the kitchen tap complying with strict regulatory standards. […]

Could You Save Money On Your Water Bill With A Private Water Supply?

We explain the cost of public water services in Scotland and whether switching to a private supply could save you money. Water bills Scotland Did you know that you don’t have to rely on a mains water company to provide your property with running water? A lot of homeowners and businesses might think they’re stuck […]

UV Water Filters For Private Water Supplies

UV water treatment is the most common type of water purification. Domestic UV water treatment is preferred over chemical treatments because it’s reliable and simple to use with minimal maintenance and consumables. There’s also no wasteful by-products or chemicals associated with such systems. UV systems use a UV water filter or steriliser to ensure safe […]

How to Test your Private Water Supply’s pH Balance for Safe Consumption

Water quality in Scotland ranks among the highest in the world. 99.91% of samples passed The Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland’s stringent tests and Scottish Water regularly tests drinking water across Scotland. pH balance is an integral part of our wholesome, healthy tap water. However, if you stay in a region of Scotland that […]

Step By Step Guide To Domestic Water Tank Cleaning and Disinfection

Water Tank Cleaning and Disinfection Regular water tank cleaning and disinfection is essential to prevent the build-up of harmful bacteria and maintain a clean water supply. But can you do it at home? The short answer is yes, domestic tank cleaning can be done at home. However, you will need specialised chemicals, protective equipment, and […]