Scotland’s green watchdog was accused of allowing the “illegal operation” of a Scottish Water site which has polluted an East Lothian beach for a decade.
Ferret Fact Service looks into claims about Scotland and England's sewage overflows.
Scottish Water agreed to keep prices in line with inflation as requested by the Scottish Government. But said this may impact its ability to meet agreed targets.
Scotland is “way behind” England in solving problems with sewage spills into rivers, according to Scottish Government officials.
Sewage spilled directly into Scotland’s rivers, lochs and seas at least 12,000 times in one year.
Scottish Water discharged sewage on over 500 occasions in one year into a Lothian river where people swim and fish.
As many as 30 beaches across Scotland have been polluted in breach of sewage safety limits so far this summer, according to official monitoring.
More than 300 industrial sites across Scotland - including a host of well-known names - have been named and shamed.