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Clydesdale MSP, Aileen Campbell, visited Scottish Water’s new ?1.8 million award-winning waste water facility in the village of Cartland following the successful commissioning of the project.

A year-in-the-making, the new treatment system, which will serve 16 homes in the area, is part of an ambitious plan to install a zero/low carbon emission treatment works which will serve the village, protect the natural environment of the Brocklinn Burn and continue to meet strict European legislation.

The eco-friendly treatment plant is the first of its kind in Scotland and was delivered by Scottish Water Solutions, the project delivery arm of Scottish Water.

The site of the new plant spans an area of 3000m2 near the A73, a location that offers access to the site by a dedicated road rather than passing through the village of Cartland.

Aileen Campbell, MSP for Clydesdale said:

"I am pleased to be able to see at first hand the results of Scottish Water’s ?1.8m investment in a new waste water site at Cartland.

"This significant investment in a new treatment system, which will serve the village and protect the natural environment of the Brocklinn Burn, is a boost for the area. Its location is also of benefit, as it enables heavy traffic to bypass the village on its dedicated access route.

"This project demonstrates Scottish Water’s commitment to investing in Clydesdale’s waste and water infrastructure, and shows the benefits of retaining Scotland’s water in public hands."

Paul Sharp, Construction Manager at Scottish Water Solutions, said:

"This ?1.8 million project is part of a pilot study to investigate the feasibility of providing low carbon emission treatment works. We are constantly looking at ways to provide sustainable waste water treatment solutions for the people of Scotland and this is our latest venture in this particular area.

"This project delivers a number of benefits to our customers in Cartland. As well as a low carbon facility, we are now able to offer new customers a free connection to the Scottish Water network after which they will pay the low sewage charges enjoyed by the majority of people in Scotland."

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