Scottish Water, along with partner organisations, is continuing to take action after an incident which resulted in ‘advice against bathing’ public notices at Belhaven Bay. Scottish Water identified a substance spill from an external site into the sewer network in the Dunbar area on 18 December which impacted the normal treatment process at Dunbar Waste Water Treatment Works.
 
Scottish Water is continuing to work hard 24/7 to make the treatment works fully operational again. The situation is improving and we are now replacing the filter units at the treatment works. It is hoped this issue will be resolved by the end of January, however the ‘advice against bathing’ continues until this time.
 
Scottish Water will continue to work with SEPA, East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian on this this issue. Members of the public can contact SEPA’s  24-hour Pollution Hotline on 0800 807060 to report any potential pollution events.