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Water Pollution

Responsibility for water quality and pollution is shared between West Lothian Council, the Drinking water Quality Regulator and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Who regulates Water Quality?

Mains supplied drinking water quality is the  responsibility of  Scottish Water. For enquiries relating to mains water quality and supply, contact Scottish Water in the first instance. If problems persists, contact the Drinking Water Quality Regulator. For more information see Water Supply.

West Lothian Council deals with:


Who deals with Water Pollution?

West Lothian Council deals with:

  • Burst and Blocked sewers. This is dealt with by Environmental Health in conjunction with Scottish Water and when necessary, SEPA.
  • Septic tanks, where they are causing problems. This is dealt with by Environmental Health.
  • Unidentified water (source not known). This is dealt with by Environmental Health.

SEPA deals with: