Forth anti-stink measures to cost £800,000
SCOTTISH WATER are to spend £800,000 tackling the stench of sewage on the approach to Dunfermline.
The money will go on installing an odour control unit at the Dunfermline waterworks near the M90 at North Queensferry in the spring.
It means tourists and West Fife commuters can soon breathe easy as the stink is often noticeable when entering and leaving the Kingdom via the Forth Road Bridge.
Andy McLaren, Scottish Water solutions construction manager for the project, said, "We have successfully used such odour control units at other works across Scotland and are confident that it will have a similar impact here on the banks of the Forth."
The unit will help to absorb any smells and similar units have proven successful at other such facilities across Scotland.
Regional community manager for Dunfermline, Anne Marie Dewar, is confident local people and commuters alike will appreciate it.
"This is a significant project which will not only help to improve the natural environment of the Forth but will also help to tackle odour issues at the waste water treatment works located on the river bank," she said.
"Scottish Water is investing along the Forth to improve the quality of the estuary and benefit the natural environment of the Fife coast.
"Along the East Neuk and in Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy we are investing to improve treatment works, pumping stations and outfalls, while on the opposite side of the river our investment to improve the quality of the river continues at South Queensferry, into West Lothian, Falkirk and Stirlingshire.
"During our current funding period Scottish Water will invest significantly in the Kingdom to deliver clearer, fresher drinking water direct to our customers' taps, improve the natural environment of Fife and help the region prosper and grow in line with local authority projections."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 22 Dec 11
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Jan 3, 12:05
Jan 5, 15:15
If they have £1 million to waste like this why are they not refunding it to the hard pressed tax payers? They dont have to spend our money just because it is lying around spare!!!
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