Glencorse project is flowing along nicely

The latest aerial photo of the Glencorse Water Treatment Works.

The latest aerial photo of the Glencorse Water Treatment Works.

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The Midlothian-based multi-million pound project to supply the capital with clean drinking water has reached its last lap.

In the coming weeks, the state-of-the-art Glencorse Water Treatment Works will take over more responsibility for the water supply from the Victorian facilities at Fairmilehead and Alnwickhill, both in Edinburgh.

As the final stages are implemented to pipe the water to supply the city and parts of Midlothian, 400,000 tonnes of top soil are being transported back to the Flotterstone site to complete the landscaping phase.

Senior project manager Kenny Naylor told the Advertiser: “The commissioning of the works has been going on for months now. We are going over items that need to be checked and need to prove they work.

“It is what you expect in this day and age. It is a very hi-tech, sophisticated computerised system but to the trained operators it is what they are used to every day.”

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