Surface water contamination

Find out how to report contamination from sewage, spills and algae.

What's surface water?

  • Lochs
  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Ponds

Blocked drains, sewers, spills and algae can contaminate this water.

Report contamination

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (opens new window) (SEPA) are mainly responsible for contamination.

Report sewage

Scottish Water (opens new window) are mainly responsible for sewage and blocked drains.


We'll investigate reports of possible blue-green algae contamination.

If you'd like us to investigate an Algae issue please contact providing as much detail as you can. You can include supporting documentation such as photographic evidence to assist us with our investigations.

Last modified on 16 July 2024