The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued a penalty of £10,000 to Scottish Water for systematic failure to comply with their statutory obligations when carrying out repairs to their pipes in roads.
A press release can be found here;
Utility Company Penalised for Failure to Comply with Scottish Road Works Legislation - 10 January 2023 | Scottish Road Works Commissioner
Kevin Hamilton took up the post of Scottish Road Works Commissioner in November 2020.
The post of Commissioner was established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to improve the planning, co-ordination and quality of road works throughout Scotland. The Commissioner monitors performance and promotes good practice across both utility companies and roads authorities (Councils for local roads and Transport Scotland for the trunk road network).
Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner
Tel: 0131 244 9936