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The £22million Airdrie Environmental Project will reduce the risk of flooding at Cairnhill Road and improve Airdrie's natural environment.
We're installing a new storm water network from Kilmarnock and Irvine to our Waste Water Treatment Works at Meadowhead, find out more...
What we’re doing
We’re embarking on a major £5.3 million initiative to improve drinking water quality for around 20,000 homes in Aberdeen. The project involves upgrading around 100 miles of water pipes across the southside of Aberdeen and outlying areas.
What it involves
We’re relining and cleaning pipes to improve the quality of water flowing through pipes to customers' taps. It’s a cost efficient method of refurbishing pipes which still have a long life in them.
Some of the work will involve excavations to access water mains and some local traffic management will be put in place as required. We will do all we can to keep this to a minimum with local access being maintained where possible.
In the event of any localised disruption while the work takes place, Scottish Water will write to customers in advance.
Where we’re working
The first part of the project, which gets underway in late February, will be carried out in the Torry area.
Work will start in a number of other areas including Mannofield, Culter, Berryden, Rosemount, Whitehall, Queens Cross, Cove North, Findon, Portlethen, Newtonhill and Muchals later in 2013.
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Scottish Water is undertaking a £250 million investment programme to improve services, protect the natural environment and provide clearer, fresher drinking water throughout Glasgow.
While the Clattoe Water Treatment Works remains an integral part of our water supply network to the City of Dundee, the depot and adjoining land is now surplus to our operational requirements.
Further improvements at Dalmuir Waste Water Treatment Works, Clydebank
Scottish Water is planning further substantial improvements at the Dalmuir Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) in Clydebank.
The planned work is aimed at improving the operability of the WwTW and reducing the potential for odour.
Scottish Water and Saur Services Glasgow Ltd (SSG), which operates the WWTW on behalf of Scottish Water, introduced a new treatment process there in 2010. This new process, called centrifuging, has been running successfully during the past 18 months using a temporary facility.
Centrifuges are like large spin-dryers which dry off water from liquid sludge to produce a sludge cake and ensure that the sludge is in a suitable state to go to land reclamation.
The temporary centrifuge system at Dalmuir WWTW has improved the sludge management process and we would now like to make this permanent. To do this, we need to erect a new building at the WWTW to fully enclose the equipment.
The investment we are planning at Dalmuir, which we estimate will take about two years to complete, also includes a process which will improve the quality of waste water we discharge from the WWTW under licence from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency(SEPA) into the River Clyde.
It will involve the construction of housing for the system and a de-odourising unit along with other operational facilities. We are discussing our plans with West Dunbartonshire Council and other key organisations such as SEPA and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Scottish Water held an information day about our plans at Dalmuir Community Education Centre on January 10, 2012 to advise the community about the proposals before a formal planning application is submitted to the local authority.
The award winning Glencorse Water treatments works will soon be serving the whole of Edinburgh. Find out about it here.
Scottish Water and the operator of the Levenmouth Waste Water Treatment Works, Caledonian Environmental Levenmouth Treatment Services (CELTS) take issues relating to odour extremely seriously. We are working with the local community and elected members in Levenmouth to address this matter.
We are delivering a project that will provide a long term waste water solution for Stranraer, Cairnryan, Kirkcolm and Leswalt.
Scottish Water has awarded Eneco Wind UK rights to explore development of a wind farm up to 54MW on land at Backwater Reservoir near Kirriemuir in Angus.
Our project in Seafield to reduce odour is almost complete, find out more here.