Update: Portbello West and Central bathing waters

  19 July 2023

A spokesperson for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

“Precautionary advice against bathing at Portobello beach was put in place on Thursday 13th July after Scottish Water notified SEPA of an issue with the McDonald Road waste water pumping station that had the potential to impact water quality.

“Scottish Water has confirmed that normal function of the waste water pumping station has been reinstated with a temporary measure, and contingency plans are in place. SEPA will continue to liaise with Scottish Water until the issue is fully resolved.

“The advice against bathing has now been removed following water sample results.

“We continue to encourage members of the public to report signs of pollution to SEPA by calling 0800 80 70 60 or using our online form at www.sepa.org.uk/report.”