Excavation taking place at Banchory waste water treatment works
Work taking place at Banchory waste water treatment works
Engineers at Banchory waste water treatment works

Banchory WWTW

Work is progressing well on the £4.5m project, with the humus tank starting to take shape.

What are we doing?

Scottish Water is investing £4.5m to upgrade the Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) serving Banchory. Alliance partner ESD will be carrying out the work. Work commenced in early 2020 and is due to be complete by Spring 2022.

What does the work involve?

The project will see a complete refurbishment of the existing works with old treatment tanks being demolished and replaced, as well as some of the mechanical and electrical equipment at the site being upgraded or replaced, to provide a larger capacity at the site. It is expected to take around two years to complete the work.

All work will take place within the existing footprint of the site, which is well screened, and we will do our best to keep any disruption to the wider community during construction to a minimum.

Due to the confined nature of the site it will be necessary to use the River Dee walkway to transport some machinery to the site during key phases of the project. Notices will be clearly displayed to let users of the walkway know when this activity is planned. The path will remain open to pedestrians and we will have banksmen in place to control the movement of these vehicles to ensure the safety of anyone using the path at these times.

Why are we doing this work?

The project means the new WWTW will be able to continue meeting the needs of the growing community over the years ahead while protecting the environment.