£130m water works gets into the flow

SCOTTISH Water is turning on the tap at the new Glencorse Water Treatment Works.

Cabinet Secretary Alex Neil was set to officially turn on the new works this morning. Delivery of the £130 million project completes Scottish Water’s major water investment for Edinburgh and the Lothians to deliver high-quality water. The state-of-the-art works will supply up to 450,000 customers across the city and parts of Midlothian with around 175 million litres of water every day.

Glencorse is also at the forefront of Scottish Water’s drive to deliver renewable energy from its assets and a third of its energy needs will be provided by an on-site hydro turbine.

The city’s environment leader, Councillor Robert Aldridge, said: “This new, modern water supply system will meet the rising demand from a growing population in the Capital and the surrounding area.”