Scottish Water plans £15m Waste Water Treatment Works in Inverurie
Scottish Water is submitting a planning application for a state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Works upgrade at its site in Inverurie.
If approved, the work will be carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), a joint venture between Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black and Veatch.
The planned improvement directly follows a recent growth in the local population, with the upgrade also ensuring that the site complies with stringent external regulations while using the latest in technology to improve environmental performance and reduce running costs.
At present, the site is located on both sides of the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line near Inverurie. The new plans will gradually decommission the works located at the Port Elphinstone side of the tracks, with the works on the opposite side transformed to offer improved efficiency and capability - achieved with a smaller overall site footprint.
Colin Maybury, Scottish Water’s project manager for the site, believes the transition to the single site at a higher elevation above river level will be welcomed by the local community.
Colin said: “Moving from the old site and consolidating the service to an upgraded single site will bring increased security of service to the local community by minimising the potential for on-site flooding whilst having a neutral effect on the flood plain.
“It also brings the cutting edge of waste water treatment technology to our customers in this area, improving the environment but also bringing increased value to them with a more efficient service.”