SURVEY OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM IN LOCH LOMOND
Report No DWI0271

Aug 1991

SUMMARY

One of the recommendations of the "Badenoch Committee' was that a survey of occurrence of Cryptosporidium oocysts in source waters should be undertaken and the survey should include an upland water. After discussions between various bodies a study in the Loch Lomond catchment was established. This is funded jointly by the Central Scotland Water Development Board and the Foundation for Water Research and the quality assurance of the analysis is funded by the Department of the Environment. The study will monitor the waters prior to introduction into the potable supply, outbreaks in the local human and farm animal communities and the influence of their wastes upon the levels of oocysts in waters entering the Loch.

This report covers the initiation of the contract and the first three months of the study.

Copies of this report may be available as an Acrobat pdf download under the 'Pre 2000 Reports' heading on the DWI website.