Date lodged: 14 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is available from Scottish Water for first-time connections.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 21 December 2016
Where new water infrastructure is installed to connect new or existing properties to public supplies, Scottish Water will pay a Reasonable Cost Contribution in respect of the infrastructure that it adopts. The maximum contribution, some £1500 per household, is stipulated in Regulations.
For most new developments, the reasonable cost contribution covers the full cost of providing extensions to water infrastructure necessary to connect new properties.