Scottish Water charges on top of council tax bill to increase in April
THE water charge added to council tax bills will rise by 5% from April.
Scottish Water has announced the hike to pay for water supply and waste water services.
It means that on top of the council tax, which is yet to be set, a Band D home in Glasgow will pay £502 for the year.
Band B, which most properties in Glasgow are in, will see £390 on top of the council tax.
The highest level, Band H, will pay £1004 for water charges on top of the council tax.
Council tax bills are expected to rise when the council’s budget is set later this month, to help plug a budget shortfall of tens of millions of pounds this year.
Scottish Water said the increase in its charges amounts to an average of 37p per week that works out at a £20 a year increase.
Douglas Millican, chief executive of Scottish Water, said: “Our core services play a vital role in the daily lives of millions of people in Scotland.
“Our responsibility as a publicly funded body is focused on providing excellent service and water quality and reducing our impact on the environment on which we depend.
“The charges for 2023/24 have been set at a level which recognises the need for significant future investment to protect services, and the current economic challenges faced by many.
“Charge levels in the future are likely to rise to meet our strategic objectives, meet the needs of our customers and to transform services so they become as environmentally and financially sustainable as possible.”
Band Water Waste Combined
supply water services
Band A £154.98 £179.88 £334.86
Band B £180.81 £209.86 £390.67
Band C £206.64 £239.84 £446.48
Band D £232.47 £269.82 £502.29
Band E £284.13 £329.78 £613.91
Band F £335.79 £389.74 £725.53
Band G £387.45 £449.70 £837.15
Band H £464.94 £539.64 £1004.58