“SEPA is clear that our job is to make sure environmental standards protect the water environment for the people of Scotland – and we make sure that all industries meet those. ” Peter Pollard, SEPA’s Head of Ecology
“Improving Scotland’s water environment is a key priority for SEPA, and that includes the bathing waters so many of us enjoy”
“It is evident from the new data that Scotland has a huge incineration problem, which is currently increasing unchecked” Kim Pratt, circular economy campaigner at FoES
“Last month, the world came to Glasgow to agree global action on the climate emergency. The message was clear that together, as counties, companies, or communities – we all have a role to play.” Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA
“SEPA has a pivotal role in helping Scotland prepare more powerfully for future increased flooding and this consultation is an important opportunity for people across Scotland to have their say on how flood risk is managed in the future.”
Sampling of the waste water adds to the data the testing and contact tracing is telling us about the incidence of the virus locally.
Northwest Scotland, Clyde, Ayrshire, Orkney and the Western Isles are moving to Alert level. Most of the rest of the country is moving to the Early Warning tier, with Irvine and Ayr raised to Moderate Scarcity level.
It is seeking applications for two new members. The new members would join SEPA’s board in January 2022.
The official bathing water season in Scotland started on 1st June and lasts to 15 September.