We are investing £2m upgrading 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 is expected to be complete by Spring 2020.

The upgrade includes a the installation of a new humus tank, which is currently being constructed 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, we have 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