After seeking information regarding discharges into Loch Ness, the CC received the following reply from the HC’s Environmental Health Department.
“I note that a resident has informed the Community Council that they have had eye, and nasal irritation after swimming in the loch. The Bathing Water Profile for Dores Beach identifies the principal risks to water quality at Dores beach arises from agricultural run-off, combined sewer overflows and treated sewage effluent. There is a risk that water pollution may occur after heavy rainfall and bathing is not advised during or 1-2 days after heavy rainfall due to the risk to bathers’ health from water pollution. “
The CC is still awaiting a response from SEPA regarding discharges from the Fish Farm.