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Re-opening your premises? These handy tips will help get your water and waste running safely and smoothly.

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Run your taps Start with the tap nearest to where mains water enters the building and run every tap by itself until the water is cool and clear. Water held in a storage cistern or tank for some time should be emptied and re-filled before use.   Wash appliances Wash, flush and rinse all appliances […]

Message from Scottish Water: Legionella Reminder

Following our post on 29th May 2020 titled “Water UK: Recovering Water Supplies after Prolonged Inactivity”, Scottish Water have asked us to remind customers about the dangers of legionella. Unfortunately, there has been an outbreak of legionella at a number of buildings which have opened recently, after being closed for the lockdown. Water UK has […]

Charges Relief Schemes Announced

The industry’s regulator, the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS), has launched two Charges Relief Schemes to provide additional support to businesses in Scotland facing difficulties with their water and sewerage charges during this challenging time.   Prepayment Refund Scheme This Scheme ensures Licensed Providers offer a part-refund to customers who have pre-paid their Charges […]

Water UK: Recovering Water Supplies after Prolonged Inactivity

Water UK has published a guide for businesses on recovering drinking water supplies after a prolonged period of inactivity. It can be found here. The note provides guidance to building owners, landlords, managers and to those who operate “Refill” schemes. It explains the steps necessary once access to buildings is permitted, as to how to […]