Peebles Waste Water Treatment works

Peebles Waste Water Treatment Works

The £2m project to upgrade the works is now complete

We have just completed our £2m upgrade Peebles Waste Water treatment works to improve its capacity and to ensure it is continues to serve the community well into the future.

The project started in November 2018 and was delivered by our alliance partners ESD. 

The upgrade included the installation of a new humus tank and a new sludge holding tank.

Humus Tank Excavation

Sludge holding tank
above: excavation of the humus tank, Sludge holding tank excavation.

Humus Tank construction
construction of humus tank base

During our work, it was discovered that a couple of Oyster Catchers have decided to make a nest near the site. In order to protect them, fenced off the area to ensure that they are not disturbed. The site team become quite protective of them and have even given them names - Gladys and Betty!

Nesting birds area
fenced off area for the oyster catchers