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.