The latest ,7th July 2023, water scarcity report published by SEPA shows ‘light relief for parts of Scotland’s water environment, with rain over the past week leading to some recovery in river and groundwater levels.
More parts of Scotland are facing critically low river and groundwater levels in the latest water scarcity report published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
While heavy, thundery showers across Scotland have led to some very localised recovery of rivers and groundwater, they have not been enough to sufficiently replenish levels, and conditions continue to get worse.
Every part of Scotland has now reached some level of scarcity. SEPA forecasts that 28 out of 83 areas (a third) will be at Significant water scarcity level by 30th June 2023 if there is no recovery in river levels.
“The Scottish Government has reopened the emergency scheme to provide bottled water to any homes on private water supplies that need it. Householders should contact their local council if required.” Humza Yousaf