Sewage leaks at Belhaven discussed

Cllr Norman Hampshire & MSP Iain Gray at Belhaven Beach where there is a sewage leak.
Cllr Norman Hampshire & MSP Iain Gray at Belhaven Beach where there is a sewage leak.

Talks took place this week following a sewage discharge into Belhaven Bay near Dunbar.

East Lothian Council officials met with representatives of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Water to discuss issues that affected a water treatment plant at Dunbar which led to the incident.

It had been reported that intermittent minor leaks of sewage into Belhaven Bay had occurred in late July due to issues at the plant.

Councillor Norman Hampshire, council environment spokesman, explained: “The meeting was very helpful and we are satisfied that the incident has not had a lasting effect on water quality in the bay which is well used by local residents, visitors and local businesses.

“Recent testing has shown that the water quality in Belhaven Bay is within the acceptable limits and we have been assured that the problems that led to this minor incident have been solved.”