Scottish Water Horizons launches new asset vesting service for developers

Scottish Water Horizons has launched a new service to support housing developers with remediating unvested water and waste water assets across Scotland.

Scottish Water Horizons launches new asset vesting service for developers

Under the service, which includes initial consultation and upgrade work right through to specialist advice and guidance, developers can now benefit from an end-to-end service which helps facilitate safe adoption of unvested assets by Scottish Water.

The service looks to tackle an ongoing issue with existing assets that don’t meet the standards and specifications agreed at the initial technical approval stage.

If unvested, the ownership of an asset sits with the developer who built it. This makes the developer responsible for all operation and maintenance and can carry significant risk – especially if the asset breaks down.

Senior project manager, Nicola Brown, said Scottish Water Horizons has significant experience in this area, having successfully remediated over 200 assets to date across a range of complex and challenging projects.

Ms Brown added: “We’re delighted to launch this new service to support the Scottish house building community. Unvested assets can carry a number of unwanted liabilities due to their ongoing operation and maintenance.

“Construction in Scotland has recently seen significant growth and its vital that assets are vested on time to support this continuing trend.

“Our new service provides developers with increased certainty that their asset will be vested by Scottish Water, helping them reduce risks as well as save on time and costs.

“From complex assets such as pumping stations and sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) to large and small water and waste water networks, we’re confident that we can bring unvested assets in line with technical approval.”

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