Customers of state-controlled Scottish Water much more satisfied than those elsewhere in UK

Important information for Labour, Lib Dem and Tory supporters:

Scottish Water is a statutory corporation that provides water and sewerage services across Scotland. It is accountable to the public through the Scottish Government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Water

In a ComRes survey of 199 Scots, published today, we see:

  • Thinking generally about the company that provides your water and sewerage services, do you or do you not trust your water company? UK 86% Scotland 94%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Provide a reliable service? UK 90% Scotland 96%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Ensure good quality of water? UK 90% Scotland 95%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Fix water pipe leaks in public areas (e.g. in roads, not in the home)? UK 81% Scotland 93%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Take action to protect and improve the environment? UK 78% Scotland 87%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Take away wastewater and sewage and deal with it responsibly? UK 88% Scotland 93%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Provide good value for money to customers? UK 72% Scotland 88%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Pay an appropriate amount of tax? UK 78% Scotland 87%
  • Do you or do you not trust your water company to… Invest sufficient money on the water network? UK 73% Scotland 86%

Click to access Water-UK_ComRes_Public-Polling_Feb-2019_Data-Tables.pdf

7 thoughts on “Customers of state-controlled Scottish Water much more satisfied than those elsewhere in UK

  1. Bugger le Panda July 15, 2019 / 10:13 am

    Do you or do you not trust Scottish Water to not sell off public estate to boost their shareholders profits and the Director’s bonuses?

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    • Alasdair Macdonald July 15, 2019 / 12:15 pm

      If the ‘power grab’ post Brexit takes place then Scottish Water could be a prime target for Westminster to privatise. Then we will have the massive directors’ bonuses, with leaks and other things not fixed because the accountants will have ‘factored in’ the cost of fines by OfWat.

      The ‘shareholders’ of Scottish Water are the Councils, which are elected by the public.

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    • Clydebuilt July 16, 2019 / 8:54 am

      Herald 4th Feb 2007 Lib Dems want to Mutualise S. W. ….”inevitably leading to all out privatisation”

      Unison Scotland 3rd June 2014 ” Conservatives plus Lib Dems making case for privatisation (of S. W.)

      Surprisingly can’t find other source for Tories

      Round about 2017 Richard Leonard accused Scot. Gov of privatising S. W. Ferret fact check decided S. W. Mostly in public hands. Good old SNP

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  2. Ludo Thierry July 15, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    Did folks notice this piece hiding in the beeb Scottish business page regarding the acceptance (finally – under unrelenting pressure from the SNP Scottish Govt) by the relevant UK Minister that the ‘extra’ costs of the Shetland generator should (from 2020) be borne by the totality of electricity users – not simply those resident in the Northern area of Scotland. (That’ll be those broad shoulders and pooling and sharing the britnats – including Shetland Lib. Dem officials – kept going on about in Indyref 1. Only taken Westmister/Whitehall another 6 years to get around to it – doubtless the prospect of the Shetland Scottish Parlt by-election helped focus minds a bit – probably without Tavish’s by-election the Better Together brigade would have happily strung out the injustice for many further years yet).

    The £17 saving per bill in Northern Scotland will be very welcome but just consider the Scottish Governmental time, effort and energy that could have gone into other (equally valuable) areas of State activity were Scotland having full authority over this area (and all other areas) of national life. Indy or devo? – No Contest. Link and snippets below:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48963724

    Electricity bills for customers in the north of Scotland should drop by an average £17 a year under new plans to spread distribution costs.

    Until now, customers in the north have shared the £18m extra cost of providing power in Shetland, which is not connected to the British grid.

    That will rise to £27m to pay for upgrades to Lerwick’s power station after its life was extended to 2025.

    The UK energy minister said the amount would now be shared across the UK.

    Total distribution costs to a typical customer in the north of Scotland, at £121 per year, are significantly ahead of the British average of £87.

    A consultation has opened on the proposals to spread the charge across Britain from April 2020.

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  3. Donald McGregor July 16, 2019 / 9:15 am

    All this is fine of course but as the BBC is shrieking at us right now ‘everyone in Scotland is going to die of drugs!’
    B’stards indeed.

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