Households will see 1.6% water bill rise

Despite a 1.6% increase in water and sewerage charges by Scottish Water, the company’s charges remain among the lowest in the UK.

It will mean an increase for Borders households of between £4.32 (Council Tax Band A) and £12.96 (Band H); the average Scottish Water household charge in 2015/16 will be £346.

The charges will help pay for a six year business plan which involves a £3.5 billion investment by Scottish Water to improve drinking water quality and protect the environment. Meeting customer priorities was also identified in a major consultation exercise.