New sewer af­ter £100m project

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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”.

Pic­ture: SNS/Scot­tish Wa­ter/PA.

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