Information relating to drinking water, also known as potable water, for both public and private water supplies
Drinking water quality in Scotland is of a very high standard, but occasionally there are factors that can change the quality of the water. This may cause the water to taste, look, or smell different to normal. Most of these changes are completely safe and do not make the water harmful to drink. If you are at all concerned about the quality of a public water supply you should contact Scottish Water in the first instance. If the supply is a private one you should contact Inverclyde Council to speak to an Environmental Health officer.
Page last updated: 31 March 2017