Scottish Water enters five-year digital transformation agreements

UK utility Scottish Water has selected its partners, as the company plans to use new technologies to improve water supply and waste water management.

Scottish Water signed five year partnership agreements with Capgemini and Atos.

The solution providers will deliver Information Technology services under the utility’s digital transformation initiatives. The services will include development, installation and management of IT infrastructure and applications as from this September.

Scottish Water says digitising operations will help improve customer services through the delivery of customer expectations.

Rob Mustard, Scottish Water’s director of digital, said the agreements will “…ensure that Scottish Water continues to deliver in an ever changing world.

“We want our networks and systems to be as reliable, resilient and as secure in a world where digital technology has become the cornerstone of everyday life for billions of people.

“Data, information, analysis, digital applications and processes are critical to how we deliver 1.35 billion litres of water a day and treat 945 million litres of waste water. They are key elements of how we continue to play a vital role in the life of millions of customers – at home, in business and at play – every day, around the clock.”

Scottish Water and Capgemini have been in partnership since 2008.