Piping On Track for Tayport


The £7 million clean up of the River Tay moves ever closer as four and a half kilometres of new sewer pipe being laid between Newport-on-Tay and Tayport. The pipelines are the vital link between the pumping stations and the waste water treatment works to ensure the waste water from Tayport, Newport and Wormit is given improved treatment before returning it safely to the River Tay.

This major project represents an investment of £840 per customer in the Tayport, Newport and Wormit catchment, resulting in a significantly improved level of treatment and added protection to the local waters. Alan Mansfield Project Manager with Scottish Water Solutions gives more detail on progress to date:"Since our start on site in February we have made excellent progress, completing seventy five percent of the total sewer pipeline required to connect the communities to the new waste water treatment works as well as the construction of new treatment tanks on the site of the new treatment works. Our contractors, Purac Leslie, have enjoyed the opportunity given by the recent good weather to forge ahead of programme, whilst making every endeavour to minimise disturbance to the community at large. Ongoing liaison with the local councillors and community council has ensured smooth progression of the works and kept the community involved."

"We fully understand the importance of the Tay as an area of high amenity for local residents and as a key visitor attraction for tourists, especially Tensmuir Sands and the Nature Reserve. We have worked closely with SEPA, SNH and Fife Council Development Services to ensure the building itself will compliment the flow of the landscape so as not to detract from the beautiful views.  Once complete residents can be reassured that the recreational waters in the Tay Estuary will be improved and wildlife will be protected now and for future generations to enjoy."

The investment is part of the £41 million investment across Dundee and Angus.  The next key stage of the project will be to complete the pipelines and conversion of the Newport and Tayport headworks to pumping stations, whilst progressing construction of the treatment plant.

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