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Nigg WWTW aerial view

Nigg Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) was constructed in 2002. The facility was built under the private finance initiative (PFI) and is currently operated by Kelda Water Services (a division of Yorkshire Water).

Nigg WWTW provides an important service to people in Aberdeen and the surrounding area, and plays a major role in helping protect the environment of the North East. It takes waste water from the majority of homes and businesses in Aberdeen and surrounding areas before returning it safely to the environment once treated. The facility serves a population equivalent of roughly 250,000.

Over the last year, Scottish Water and Kelda Water Services have carried out a range of improvement works aimed at reducing odours from Nigg Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) and the sewer network. A progamme of maintenance work is planned in addition to improvements processes and working practices in order to manage odours from the facility.

Regular newsletters with information about these improvement works have been sent to local residents and businesses. All previous newsletters are available in the Nigg WWTW Background & Information section - see link below.
The local community will be kept updated as work progresses. Scottish Water continue to meet with community stakeholders on a regular basis to update them.