Scottish Water put community on notice for possible increase in foul odour emissions

Scottish Water have today let the Community Council know about planned works this week which could result in an increase in foul odour emissions from their site.





Scottish Water spokesperson Natalie Walker (Corporate Affairs) said today;

As part of our commitment to keep the community informed I want to make you aware of a planned maintenance activity this week at Seafield.

Site operators Veolia will start storm tank cleaning on Wednesday (17/06/2020) with work due to finish the following day.  The tanks are being cleaned at the first available opportunity which follows a reduction in flows since recent rainfall in the catchment.Scottish Water logo

Every effort will be made to complete this work as quickly as possible and to minimise odour – with odour reducing additives being deployed as necessary.

I would be grateful if elected members and the Community Council could help and share this message locally to help us ensure as wide a reach as possible.

An update will be provided upon completion of the works

While also campaigning for long term solutions, it is vitally important that we keep reporting odour nuisance whenever it occurs, to demonstrate the scale of the problem and the impact on the local community.

Leith Links Community Council continues to encourage any member of our community who is negatively impacted by the release of foul odour emissions from the Seafield site to report such incidents via our website.

Our online reporting tool not only notifies Scottish Water, but simultaneously informs the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Veolia UK, Leith Links Community Council, City of Edinburgh Council (officers and Councillors Booth, Munro & McVey), the Scottish Governments Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and local MSP Ben MacPherson.