Scottish Water completes new wastewater treatment works at Kingussie
Scottish Water has opened a new wastewater treatment works (WWTW) at Kingussie in the Highlands, following the completion of a £4m project.
The new works, which include an oxidation ditch, 3 underground weir chambers, a combined storm overflow chamber and 2 settlement tanks, replace a septic-tank based system which dated from 1960s, the low capacity of which was restricting further development in Kingussie. The works will provide effective treatment of combined sewer overflows from the village and ensure the ongoing protection of the River Spey, which is a Special Area of Conservation.
The 0.8 hectare site, in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, was designed to meet current and future compliance with EU regulations for wastewater treatment.
Pupils from Kingussie High School attended the opening of the works yesterday (October 8th).
Joanna Peebles, Scottish Water’s Regional Communities Manager, said: “We are really pleased at how this works will bring a number of benefits to the local community. Many of them are here today to help celebrate the opening of the works as it marks Scottish Water’s commitment to help improve the natural environment as well as to really engage with the people of Kingussie.”
Colin Munns, Scottish Water’s Waste Water Asset Planner, added: “This all new WWTW replaces one that was constructed in the 1960s and will ensure Kingussie has the best level of treatment well into the future. With this works, Scottish Water has built an efficient and reliable asset to benefit all our Kingussie customers.”
- Cleanergy's GasBox makes wastewater treatment plant debut The Jesenice wastewater treatment plant in north-west Slovenia is using Cleanergy's GasBox CHP system to generate... Read More >
- Siltbuster and SCS develop process to extract alumina from wastewater Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) has partnered with centrifuge supplier Solids Control Services (SCS) to develop a new... Read More >
- Southern Water reports massive reduction in sewer flooding Southern Water says the multimillion-pound investment in its sewer network is paying off having seen a massive reduction... Read More >
- Expert View: Phosphorus removal made simple With the water industry seeking efficient ways to remove phosphorus (P), the C-TECH biological process is one solution... Read More >
- Treating the Blues: Low-cost, sustainable nitrate treatment Advances in biotechnology now mean that low-cost, sustainable nitrate treatment for drinking water and wastewater is... Read More >
- MBBRs: Putting wastewater to bed Moving Bed Bioreactors (MBBRs) are the filtration method of choice for many operators looking to remove BOD, ammonia and... Read More >
- Operational Records Key for WWTPs' Long-Term Goals Good data on the performance of treatment plants is important not only for meeting quality standards in the present, but in... Read More >
- Digital engineering for the totex environment Digitalisation of the design and construction process as well as the use of intelligent piping and instrumentation... Read More >