WAT-PS-10: Assigning groundwater assessment criteria for pollutant inputs

Closes 12 Feb 2021

Opened 23 Nov 2020

Overview

The Scottish Government is consulting on a framework for protecting Scotland’s groundwater from pollution. One key element of the consultation proposes revised environmental standards for substances that can adversely affect groundwater. 

To align with the proposed revised standards SEPA has revised the guidance, WAT-PS-10, on Assigning Groundwater Assessment Criteria for Pollutant Inputs which is set out below.

It is recommended that you read the Scottish Government consultation prior to reading this guidance. This will allow you to understand the changes being proposed by the Scottish Government before reading SEPA’s more detailed guidance on using the standards.

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Why we are consulting

The key concepts and associated questions with regard to groundwater standards and how they should be used are set out in the Scottish Government consultation document. To help industry and other interested stakeholders further understand the detail of the proposed approach SEPA has updated the guidance, WAT-PS-10, on assigning groundwater assessment criteria for pollutant inputs. SEPA is seeking your views on this position statement and have set out a number of questions throughout the document to do this.   

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Audiences

  • Agriculture
  • Distilling
  • Hydropower
  • Local Authorities
  • Responsible Authorities
  • Industry
  • Landowners/ managers
  • Public
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Land

Interests

  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Restoration
  • Protected areas
  • Water Quality
  • Water flows and levels
  • Resources
  • Regulated activities