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Odour monitoring

Scottish Water and Veolia Water UK, the operators of the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works will continue to monitor the facility for any potential odour issues following the completion of the multi-million pounds Odour Improvement Plan.

Construction began in autumn 2009 and was completed in summer 2011. The works is undergoing a strict monitoring regime which is being carried out by a number of environmental regulators.

We have kept the local community and its elected representatives fully informed, and met regularly during the construction programme. We have continued to keep them updated.

The Odour Improvement project involved the installation of two new Odour Treatment Units, ductwork and support bridges, new coarse and fine inlet screens, channel covers, weir covers at Primary Settlement Tanks and improvements to the detritors which are now capable of removing fine particles of grit - reducing the risk of blockage and potential odour generation.

The plant is capable of producing up to 2300 kilowatts of sustainable electricity. Offset, this is enough to power up to 600 homes. This is produced by gas powered generators which use the gas produced in the 6 digesters on site to generate this ‘green’ power.

The facility is managed on our behalf by Veolia Water UK, one of the world’s leading environmental services providers, under a 30 year Private Finance Initiative contract which has been running since 1998.

Latest news

February 2019

Stakeholder update 26th of February 2019 - Strategic Odour Newsletter

Stakeholder Update 15th of February 2019

Permanganate Dosing Trials - Final Report

January 2019

Stakeholder update  11th of January 2019

October 2018

Research final report  19th of October 2018

Stakeholder update 9th of October 2018 - Explain

Stakeholder update 9th of October 2018 - Veolia

Stakeholder update 9th of October 2018 - Wood Group

Stakeholder update 11th of October 2018 - HV Maintenance

September 2018

Stakeholder update 18th of September 2018

Stakeholder update 28th of September 2018

Stakeholder meeting notes 28th of September 2018


August 2018

Stakeholder update 9th of August 2018 - Storm Tank

Stakeholder update 20th of August 2018 - Strategic Odour Newsletter

June 2018

Stakeholder update 11th of June 2018 - Strategic Odour Newsletter

May 2018

Stakeholder update 15th of May 2018

Stakeholder update 23rd of May 2018 - Centrifuge Maintenance

Stakeholder update 29th of May 2018 - Storm Tank Cleaning

March 2018

Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works Strategic Review 2018 - Final Report - click here to view the report.

Draft Report Consultation ResponseMarch 2018 Presentation

Watch our video here to see how we are making Seafield waste water treatment works in Edinburgh greener and more self-sufficient.

November 2017
Seafield Stakeholder Meeting Note - click here to view the document.

Seafield Stakeholder Presentation - click here to view the document.