Scottish Water to set out plans for major upgrade to Glenfarg Water Treatment Works

14 November 2022
The existing Glenfarg Water Treatment Works near East Blair

Vital role

The existing Water Treatment Works and reservoir near Glenfarg play a vital role supplying drinking water to around 179,000 customers across Kinross-shire and Fife

Scottish Water is inviting members of local communities to attend an information event to find out about proposed investment in the future of Glenfarg Water Treatment Works (WTW). 

A drop-in event will is taking place at Glenfarg Village Hall on Wednesday 16th November from 3:30pm until 7:30pm – and will allow members of the public to find out more about plans which the publicly-owned water company has been developing to upgrade the existing WTW at East Blair, which provides drinking water for around 179,000 customers across Kinross-shire and Fife.

The proposed investment includes the provision of significant additional drinking water storage capacity to allow more consistent production of drinking water at the site, to improve the resilience of the area’s water supply and provide capacity to support growing communities.

The project is being developed on Scottish Water’s behalf by its delivery alliance partner, Efficient Service Delivery (ESD).

Scottish Water’s Major Projects Delivery Manager Dominic Flanagan said: “The significant investment that we are preparing to make is vitally important to ensure that we can supply our customers across Kinross-shire and Fife with high quality drinking water on a sustainable basis for many years to come.

“Upgrade of the existing Water Treatment Works and provision of significantly improved drinking water storage capacity will provide a better and more resilient water supply, with capacity to support growing communities.

“Our proposals have already benefited from early input from some of the nearest neighbours of the site. As we prepare to apply for planning consent, we are keen to receive feedback from the wider community – including about how we can manage and mitigate the impacts of construction.”
ESD Customer Manager Caroline McKenzie added: “We recognise that we are proposing what would be a significant construction project for the local area – and especially for the nearest neighbours of the site at East Blair.

“We are committed to engaging with residents and the wider community as we work through the planning process and beyond to manage the impacts of our work, while delivering the improvement that is needed to the area’s water supply.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to drop in to see us on Wednesday at Glenfarg Village Hall. Further information will also be available online after the event has taken place.”