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Multi-million-pound improvements to Aberdeenshire water facility due to get underway

Wednesday February 12th 2020 at 1:14 PM

Multi-million-pound works to upgrade an Aberdeenshire water facility are poised to get underway.

The old treatment tanks at the Banchory Waste Water Treatment Works will be demolished and replaced, as well as improvements to some of the mechanical and electrical equipment at the site.

The work, which is expected to take two years to complete at a cost of £4.5mil, will also increase the capacity of the site.

It’s hoped the improvements will allow the facility to meet the needs of the growing community over the years ahead, while also protecting the environment. 

Scottish Water alliance partner ESD will be carrying out the work.

ESD Project Manager Jenny Irvine said: “This investment is good news for Banchory and for the quality of the environment in the River Dee. Once complete, the work will both renew key parts of the town’s existing WWTW and provide capacity to support future growth.

“All work is taking place within the existing footprint of the site, which is well screened, and we will do our best to keep any disruption to the wider community during construction to a minimum.” 

She added: “Due to the confined nature of the site it will be necessary to use the River Dee walkway to transport some machinery to the site during key phases of the project. Notices will be clearly displayed to let users of the walkway know when this activity is planned.

“The path will remain open to pedestrians and we will have banksmen in place to control the movement of vehicles and ensure the safety of anyone using the path at these times.” 

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