You make coffee with safe drinking water provided
and monitored for safety by Scottish Water. You have a shower
and use the toilet that flushes into the public sewerage
system safe in the knowledge that it’s not flowing
down the street spreading cholera and other diseases.
The electricity and gas that you use may
now be provided by the private sector but OFGEM regulates
the market and a range of health and safety laws protect
you from being electrocuted or blown up.