Scottish Water has launched an investigation into the potential dumping of chemical waste by tankers in Aberdeenshire.

“Unexplained” influxes of chemicals has sparked an appeal for communities in the Donside area to be alert to any unauthorised use of the public sewer network.

Scottish Water said the influxes had happened on several occasions, particularly at the Waste Water Treatment Works that serve Kemnay, Oldmeldrum and Daviot.

The water company is seeking information about any “unusual activity” by tankers in the area which could be linked to the problems being experienced. Scottish Water added it was not aware of any impact on people or livestock.

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