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.