The 3rd Edition of ‘Water for Scotland’ takes account of changes to technical standards, new additions to material selection and provides improved clarity on Scottish Water’s requirements in terms of specification for the design, construction and vesting of new water infrastructure assets.

This Specification sits within Scottish Water’s hierarchy of policy, procedure and general standards and specifications document management system, and is intended to provide developers or other parties involved with supporting new development in Scotland with the technical standards for the development of water infrastructure. ‘Water for Scotland’ is a design and construction specification that covers the provision of water infrastructure for housing and industry development within Scotland.

The document will guide developers through the issues and procedures associated with provision of water infrastructure and further assist those developers laying water mains and services on new developments.

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