Have your say on water - and win £100

PEOPLE in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to have a say on water . . . and then splash out if they win shopping vouchers.

Scottish Water wants local customers to give their views on how much should be charged for services and potential improvements in return.

The consultation, which runs until February 12, also sets out Scottish Water’s plans to continue providing high-quality drinking water to all customers, protect the environment, support the economy and communities, and invest in the future.

Everyone who takes a few minutes to respond – via the website, www.scottishwater.co.uk/yourviewscount, or in writing – will be entered into a prize draw, from which five winners will collect Marks and Spencer vouchers worth £100 each.

Douglas Millican, interim chief executive of Scottish Water, said: “We all relied on water over the festive season.

“With Scotland’s population projected to grow and climate change expected to impact on the environment, it’s vital we don’t take water for granted and think about steps we might need to take to protect this valuable resource and ensure we can continue to provide the best possible services to the people of Scotland well into the future.

“That’s why I’d encourage everyone to have their say on our major consultation between now and February 12.

“We want to hear customers’ views on what they pay for water services, as well as our plans to build increasingly reliable and resilient water networks, protect the environment and support the economy and communities.”

Customers can have their say online or by writing to Freepost RTBT-EEXB-EJRT, Scottish Water, Daldowie Office, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7RX

Once the consultation has closed Scottish Water will review customer feedback to help shape its final projections and plan for 2015-20, which will be published in October 2013.