Water Safety

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 14 January 2003.

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Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-32925

To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment was made of the volume and nature of current and future effluent discharges into Lerwick Harbour from Scottish Water and private outfall pipes prior to the decision to withdraw Lerwick’s status as a high natural dispersion area.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-32927

To ask the Scottish Executive what the extent was of the water quality sampling that was carried out prior to the decision to withdraw Lerwick’s status as a high natural dispersion area and what the sampling results were.

Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-32928

To ask the Scottish Executive what the basis was of its assessment of the morphology, hydrology and hydraulic conditions in Lerwick Harbour that lead to the withdrawal of Lerwick’s status as a high natural dispersion area.

Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat

An assessment of high natural dispersion area (HNDA) status was made based on recommendations from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on a comprehensive study undertaken by North of Scotland Water, which included analysis of morphology, hydrology and specific hydraulic conditions in Lerwick Harbour, and on SEPA’s monitoring of discharges into Lerwick Harbour. This review was required under the terms of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC), which seeks to protect the environment from adverse effects of such discharges.

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