New sewer after £100m project
Scotland’s biggest sewer has opened following a £100 million project.
Water flows have started to run through the Shieldhall tunnel in the south side of Glasgow, which operators say will lead to fewer flooding incidents and better environmental conditions for locals.
The three-mile long tunnel was constructed over two years by a team of more than 100 workers using a state-of-the-art tunnel boring machine.
It stretches from Craigton to Queen’s Park via Bellahouston and Pollok parks, and Scottish Water said it will alleviate pressure on the existing waste water network with 90,000 cubic metres of extra storm water storage.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham visited the Scottish Water control room yesterday and hailed the project as “an extraordinary feat of engineering”.