Water is essential to life, but too little, too much, poor quality or in the wrong place can be a problem. Find out here who to contact.
Burst or Leaking Pipes
Plumbing leaks are a regular problem in homes. They cause more problems when there is another home below. For more information, see Burst and Frozen Water Pipes. Environmental Health has legal powers to force entry (where necessary) into another premises where it appears to be the source of water affecting another property.
Flooding and Flood Prevention
Flooding problems have been increasing, due to changes in rainfall pattern, thought to be associated with Climate Change in West Lothian.
To report flooding problems and for information of how to prepare, please see Flooding or Drainage Issues.
Private water supplies
Some homes and businesses are supplied water from independent, private supplies. Environmental Health regulates the quality and safety of these Private Water Supplies. It will take formal enforcement action where problems are serious or unresolved.
Septic tank problems
Some homes and businesses make their own arrangements for disposal of their waste water. This is often by a septic tank, which must be registered with SEPA.
Environmental Health will take formal enforcement action where problems are serious or unresolved.