Following issues at McDonald Road Waste Water Pumping Station (WWPS), Scottish Water are carrying out major refurbishment works on the site.


The work is taking place in the carpark of Broughton Primary School is estimated to last until winter 2024.


McDonald Road WWPS collects drainage and lifts it to a larger sewer which then then runs by gravity to Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works for treatment.


There is two screw pumps under the ground. A smaller screw often called “Foul Screw” which operates day to day and the larger “Storm Screw” which operates under storm conditions (high flow from rainwater etc).  We have just removed the larger Storm Screw which will be getting replaced.


The smaller of the two screw pumps is still continuing to operate as usual so the pumping station can operate as it is designed too. We have plans to replace this later in 2024.


During these works, customer waste water services will not be effected.


The project is being delivered alongside our delivery partner, Morrison Water Services. 

We would like to thank those affected by the works for their patience.

Screw pump being removed from the ground

14 metre long screw pump being removed from under ground

Screw pump on truck

Existing pump has been removed and will be replaced with a new pump