Wholesale and retail water rates for 2022/23 have now been confirmed by Scottish Water (wholesale) and the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (retail default standards and maximum tariffs). This change in rates will affect all customers and Licensed Providers (suppliers) in Scotland and take effect from 01 April 2022.
Rates and charges for 2022/23 have seen an average increase of 4.2% on the previous year .
Most Brightwater customers have chosen our DST Minus (Default Standard Tariff) service for its simplicity and clarity. These rates match the industry default maximum tariff and have increased in line with the changes published by the regulator. Contract discounts remain in place and will be applied to the new rates from 1 April 2022. (The water industry year runs from April to March)
Customers on other Brightwater tariffs – including Brightwater Saver and Partial Exemption will see a similar increase in the rates and charges from April 2022.
- Copies of our 2022/23 tariff sheets for Default Tariff (DST), Brightwater Saver and Partial Exemption are available for download from the Brightwater website here
- Copies of the retail Default Directions and Scottish Water’s wholesale scheme of charges have been published by the water industry regulator, the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (, and can be downloaded from the wics.scot website here.
The change made to tariffs is in line with our terms and conditions of supply
Agreements prior to June 2021
4.1 We reserve the right to increase any Tariff in the event of any increase in charges by the Network Operator or any Regulatory Body to us.
Agreements from June 2021
5.1 We reserve the right to increase any Tariff or reduce any Discount in the event of: 5.1.1 any increase in charges by the Network Operator or any Regulatory Body to us;