Scottish Water in £3mbid at works
Plans for £3 million worth of repairs to a water treatment plant at Shawhead have been lodged with the council.
Scottish Water wants to install a special new tank in a shed at Killylour.
Around £10million has already been spent on improving the water works in the past few years.
But last year Scottish Water admitted reliability “was an issue” with drinking water and a pre-treatment unit had to be installed. That will cost more than £3 million and take a year to complete.
The planning application reveals Scottish Water wants to fit a dissolved air flotation tank that will separate suspended solids and liquid. The tank has to be covered so a new building is also being proposed.
The new building would be next to original structures, which would separate it from nearby houses.
Scottish Water insists the new tanks would have “no significant pumping or other noise-generating activities” and there would be no increase in traffic after work was finished.
Irongray community councillor John Powell campaigned unsuccessfully against the new treatment plant, which is just yards from his back door.
Last year he said it “stinks” that more work needed to be carried out on the site.