Scottish market opens up

March 2008
WET News: Water & Effluent Treatment News;Mar2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p1
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The article reports that Scottish businesses will be able to buy their water from several licensed suppliers and would no longer be bound to use Scottish Water. Business customers will be able to choose competitively from Satec, Aquavitae and Business Stream, and these companies have set out their stalls with promising improvements in pricing, service and billing. Chief executive Alan Sutherland of Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) states that this introduction is an exciting prospect for Scottish businesses.


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