Council Tax bills include charges made by Scottish Water for water and sewerage services. We are required by law to include these charges in its bills but we are not responsible for setting them.
The level of the charges is set by Scottish Water and is subject to scrutiny by the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Water and Sewerage reduction
Since 1 April 2006, households with two or more adults and which receive Council Tax Benefit and are not already receiving a discount, qualify for a reduction in water charge. The reduction is graduated to reflect entitlement to Council Tax Benefit. Only full entitlement to Council Tax Benefit attracts the full 25% reduction. The reduction is calculated on the same daily basis as benefit. This reduction is automatic and no application is necessary.
If you have a septic tank or a private water supply, you may be eligible for a reduction in your water and sewerage charges.