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Sewage Outfalls of the Firth of Forth

The Trust submitted an FOI request for the sewage network licenses around the Firth of Forth. Within these licenses there are grid references for outfalls for each discharge point. Click below to see where your nearest sewage outfall pipe is which discharge into your local river. 

The Forth Rivers Trust aims to engage people with rivers and wildlife that live within the Forth catchment whilst conserving rivers and their important species for future generations. The Trust is involved with many projects ranging from full scale restoration of rivers to engaging communities through organised events. 

The Forth is an iconic landmark for Scotland and the Estuary and Firth along with its tributaries have driven industry over the centuries. The Forth catchment spans a vast area covering over 3000km² and is home to roughly 25% of Scotland’s population together with a wide range of wildlife. Made up of 13 river catchments including a number of coastal burns, the Forth catchment is a unique and special place.

From Dunbar and Fife Ness in the East to Balquhidder in the West, to Kinross in the North and the pentlands in the South, the Forth catchment is vast and includes all rivers which flow into the Firth of Forth and Forth Estuary. 

 

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