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Environmental Quality Division
Scottish Government
Area 1-D, Victoria Quay

Tel: 0300 244 4000
Fax: 0131 244 0245

E-mail: EQCAT@gov.scot

Water in Scotland

River Forth with road and rail bridgesWater is a precious and important natural resource. It is vital to life, to Scotland's economy and to our environment.

Water quality and quantity matters to everyone in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has policy responsibility for maintaining and improving the quality of all fresh and marine waters in Scotland, and works closely with a number of partners - including Scottish Water, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and water users - to ensure that our water is kept clean and free of pollution.

Main Topics

  • Reservoir Safety

    Ensuring reservoirs operate safely and are well-managed.

  • Water Industry

    Creating a modern, effective and publicly-owned water and sewage industry.