Scottish Water take action to protect and improve drinking water sources

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A SCHEME offering financial assistance to land managers, owners and tenants has been launched to enhance drinking water for around 330,000 people in Scotland by reducing diffuse pollution.

Scottish Water’s Best Practice Incentive Scheme will help land managers, owners and tenants implement measures to improve and protect six of Scotland’s key water supply catchments – the River Ugie and River Deveron catchments in Aberdeenshire, the Loch of Lintrathen in Angus, Craigendunton Reservoir in Ayrshire, the Dumfries Aquifer catchment and the Loch Ascog catchment in Argyll and Bute.

Following treatment, these catchments provide over 360,000 people with clean, safe drinking water.

As well as affecting water quality, diffuse pollution can affect the business profitability of farms through the loss of valuable nutrients, top soils and pesticides.

Under the new scheme, land managers, owners and tenants will be able to apply for financial assistance for a range of measures.

Peter Brown, Scottish Water’s Water Quality Regulation Manager, said: “Scottish Water takes water from the environment and treats it to provide wholesome supplies of drinking water for the people of Scotland. The vast majority of the water in the environment is unpolluted and, with treatment, it is suitable for public drinking water supply.

“But we are not complacent and want to reduce the impact of diffuse pollution. By working together with land managers, owners and tenants in the catchments of drinking water sources, we can enhance drinking water standards, protect public health and promote more sustainable solutions than traditional treatment processes.

“The Best Practice Incentive Scheme provides financial assistance for innovative and sustainable approaches to prevent diffuse pollution reaching watercourses and keeping drinking water sources pristine, in the best interests of our customers and the environment.”

 

Further details of Scottish Water’s Best Practice Incentive Scheme, the specific issues in each catchment and the range of measures we may finance in each catchment can be found at: http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/protectdwsources

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  1. Hydraulic Fracturing a Danger to us All.

    Only the wicked in mind Leaders in this Nation and around the world would let anyone Pipe Pollution into the ground to get gas in return from the Ground. Most all scientist have know this for many years that this will end safe drinking water for all that are in the area of where they are fracturing, in which Millions of Gallons of Dangerous Poison Chemically Treated Water are forced underground to break up rock and free gas. We need regulations from GODLY People that will stop 10,000+ wells a year drilled using hydraulic fracturing to free and make the Dangerous Poison Chemicals underground into gas. The primarily affect will be unsafe drinking water and many will become sick. THE HEALTH OF MANY WILL DETERIORATE because of A Few Wicked Greedy Leaders. Those who have made these decisions do not know Jesus Christ. Soon He will say i know you not. They belong in jail soon it will be hell for them. What sick in mind would let or want anyone to put Dangerous Poison Chemicals underground or into the ground anywhere.

    The wicked are trying to sell and tell all if it is not near your home or land it is safe. This is the biggest ling of horse manure. Do they think most of We The People are that dumb or that most Americans lack any intelligence at all. What ever is put on or in the ground makes it way to our underground Aquifers, Rivers, Lakes and the Oceans. Every Scientist on Earth knows this and most all that have made it to eighth grade in school.

    So why would any Leader with a good healthy mind ever say or want this?

    Vote any wicked that has anything to do with this out of office they work for WE THE PEOPLE.

    United We Stand In GOD We Trust

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

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