HOUSEHOLDS in Helensburgh will see their water bills rise by an average of £3 from April.

An increase of 0.9 per cent on last year’s bills across all council tax bands has been confirmed by Scottish Water.

The company has said the hike to household water and waste water service charges will mean the average household will pay an extra £3 this year.

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Douglas Millican, Scottish Water’s chief executive, said: “Water is our most important natural resource and it plays a vital part in our lives, at almost every moment everyday.

“Delivering value and excellent service underpins our objective to support a flourishing Scotland.

“We remain focused on operating a water and waste water network in Scotland in which customers in our biggest cities or our smallest villages can have confidence when they turn on their taps.

“At the same time as continuing to provide excellent service, we need to do that in the most sustainable way possible to reduce the impact of our energy and power requirements on the environment in producing 1.4 billion litres of water and managing nearly one billion litres of waste water every day.”

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