Scottish Water



Beach landing Harris water works comes on stream

A new state of the art Water Treatment Works (WTW) that was delivered by sea to a Harris beach has entered service.

Published 23 October 2020

Covid-19 RNA traces identified in Scottish waste water

Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.

Published 23 October 2020

Brewery fined for damaging waste water treatment works with caustic discharge

A Dunbar brewery company has been fined £10,000 after admitting discharging caustic effluent into a sewer which caused damage to a waste water treatment works.

Published 22 October 2020

Mauldslie Bridge reopens after £1.3m renovation

The historic Mauldslie Bridge in South Lanarkshire has reopened after a £1.3 million renovation project by Scottish Water.

Published 9 October 2020

Historic Aberdeenshire waterworks to be given £52m revamp

A historic Aberdeenshire waterworks is getting a major £52 million revamp more than 150 years after its construction was hailed a jewel in the crown of engineering success.

Published 5 October 2020

And finally... Water engineer walks into record books

A Mechanical Engineer at Scottish Water has broken the record for the fastest time to complete the 864km Scottish National Trail.

Published 29 September 2020

Scottish Water unveils plans to harness green power at Fraserburgh WWTW

Scottish Water has submitted plans to install over 1900 solar panels next to Fraserburgh Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW), capable of providing almost one third of the electricity required by the site as well as exporting power to the grid.

Published 18 September 2020

Scottish Water outlines net zero emissions routemap

Scotland’s daily requirement for more than one billion litres of water will be delivered entirely on renewable energy by 2040, under a new plan published today.

Published 14 September 2020

Scottish Water begins £3.4m waste water infrastructure investment in Tarbert

A £3.4 million investment project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding begins today in Tarbert, Argyll and Bute.

Published 31 August 2020

And finally... New partnership to recycle road runoff into valuable building materials

Zero Waste Scotland has partnered with Scottish Water to turn grit that is found in the waste water system into a valuable raw building material for the construction industry.

Published 13 July 2020

New partnership offers Scottish developers exclusive access to intelligent waste water pump system

Scottish Water’s commercial subsidiary Scottish Water Horizons has announced a new partnership with water technology firm Xylem Water Solutions that will help developers improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.

Published 23 June 2020

Double Scottish wastewater win for WPL

Onsite wastewater treatment specialist WPL has seen an upswing in contracts awarded through its Scottish Water framework in the last 12 months.

Published 16 April 2020

£3.2m flood prevention work to begin in Eyemouth

Scottish Water is to begin work on a £3.2 million investment to improve the waste water infrastructure in Eyemouth to protect against flooding.

Published 18 March 2020

Winchburgh set for £21m waste water upgrade

Scottish Water has unveiled plans for a new £21 million state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Works (WwTW) upgrade in Winchburgh.

Published 6 March 2020

Scottish Water fined for pollution of River Clyde

Scottish Water has been fined £19,000 after pleading guilty to an incident of water pollution in Glasgow in 2016.

Published 25 February 2020