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Environmental Improvements

Scottish Water is working on the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s waste water network in more than a century. You can read the press release about the overall programme of work here.

We are carrying out a £250 million, five-year programme of work, from 2013 to 2018, which will improve river water quality and the natural environment of the River Clyde.

It will also enable the Greater Glasgow area to continue to grow and develop, alleviate sewer flooding and deal with the effects of increased rainfall and climate change.

The investment includes upgrades to around 200 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s), or outfall pipes - safety valves used to control waste water during heavy rainfall - on the River Clyde and tributaries such as the River Kelvin and White Cart Water.

It also includes waste water improvements in the south west of Glasgow to remove excess surface water from areas with known ‘pinchpoints’, which cause restrictions in the system, and a number of key projects to tackle flooding in parts of the city.

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                                             Springburn        Paisley         Yoker & Clydebank

                                            Baillieston        Other key projects         MGSDP