Advice against bathing at Monifieth bathing water

  07 July 2023

A spokesperson for SEPA said:

“Following a routine bathing water sample, SEPA have confirmed an ongoing pollution incident potentially affecting Monifieth bathing waters.

“Sample results indicated a higher-than-expected bacterial count, and the bathing water will continue to be closely monitored. Electronic bathing water signs have been updated to notify users of the pollution incident and to avoid bathing and paddling as a precautionary measure. Precautionary advice against bathing will remain in place until SEPA are satisfied this incident is not impacting water quality at Monifieth.

“SEPA officers are continuing to investigate the incident to establish the source and will explore any further mitigation measures that are required.

“We would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone who spots signs of a pollution incident to contact SEPA via the Pollution Hotline 0800 80 70 60 or online at”

Notes to editor:

  • Tayside NHS Public Health & Angus Council Environmental Health are aware of the ongoing situation as they are responsible for public health issues.