Glencorse water project now on stream

Glencorse Water Treatment Works
Glencorse Water Treatment Works

Just capital! That’s the verdict on Scottish Water’s new £130 million water treatment works in Midlothian.

Last week, Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, officially turned on the tap at the Glencorse Water Treatment Works, near Flotterstone.

The state-of-the-art works – lying at the foot of the Pentland Hills – will supply up to 450,000 customers across Edinburgh and parts of north Midlothian with up to 175 million litres of clean drinking water every day.

The location for the works was selected following one of the largest consultation exercises carried out by Scottish Water. The project’s design means it will blend in with the local landscape, thanks to the creation of the largest grass roof in Scotland, the tree planting around the site and the formation of a bio-diverse wetland.

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