Drinking water quality

Private water supplies

Angus Council is responsible for regulating the water quality of private water supplies and these must be registered with us.

If a private water supply suffers from poor water quality, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £800 to improve it if:

  • your home or business is in Scotland and served by a private water supply
  • the private water supply is the main or sole source of water to these premises
  • your private water supply needs improvement to bring it up to modern standards.

If you share your supply with several neighbouring premises you may wish to consider making a joint application.

If you want to register your Private water supply or you want some advice or have a problem with your private water supply, contact ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778

Further information regarding private water supplies is available from the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland.

Public or mains water

Scottish Water are responsible for public or mains water. Visit the Scottish Water website for more information.

Lead in your drinking water

In Scotland, lead does not occur naturally in significant concentrations in our water supplies. The problem arises when drinking water comes into contact with lead supply pipes, lead tanks, lead solder joints on copper pipes, or inferior quality brass fittings and taps, particularly for longer periods such as overnight, weekends, and holidays.

This can result in high lead levels in the drinking water supply.

Information on the health effects of exposure to lead, how to check if you have lead pipes, and what to do about it can be found the NHS inform website