£3.5Bn Scottish Water investment programme announced

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with a Scottish Water apprentice
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with a Scottish Water apprentice

Scottish Water is set to support 5000 construction jobs over the next six years following the announcement of a £3.5Bn investment programme for the publically owned company by Scotland’s Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon.

 

Planned projects under this programme include more than £280M worth of improvements to water mains and water treatments works across Scotland.

 

Over £100M will be spent on a Glasgow waste water tunnel to improve water quality in the River Clyde and reduce flooding in Mount Florida and Giffnock.

 

More than £60M is being invested to reduce the impact of discharges to the River Clyde from Daldowie and Dalmarnock Wastewater Treatment Works while £45M will be used to deliver solutions to around 400 external sewer flooding problems across Scotland.

 

There will also be drinking water improvements at Glenlatterach (Aberdeenshire - £5.6M), Fair Isle (£4.9M) and South Uist (£6.8M).

 

Work to be undertaken during the programme is backed by £720M of borrowing from the Scottish Government, which set out in its policy statement that water charges must remain stable and not increase by more than the rate of inflation.

 

Scottish Water chief executive Douglas Millican said: “I am delighted that we are announcing the start of this major investment programme for 2015-21 which will enable Scottish Water to continue to provide first class customer service, while supporting the Scottish economy and creating jobs in the construction industry.

 

Ms Sturgeon said: “Water and sewerage services are vital to our everyday lives. It is important that we continue to invest to ensure that these keep on meeting the needs of customers, the environment and economic development.

 

“This Government is determined to ensure that Scottish Water continues to be a public sector success story,” she added.

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

IR35 coming to the private sector in 2020

Due to changes introduced in the Autumn Budget, from autumn 2020, off-payroll working rules which have only been applicable to the public sector will be also implemented in the private sector as well. What this means, is that the end client (hiring manager) of a worker will now be in the position

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Engineering in the UK: Outlook for 2019

Between 2015 till date, engineering has grown exponentially in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe as a whole. This growth in the range of a 6% rise in number of UK engineering enterprises within the past couple of years has gone on to prove just how relevant to the economy engineers and the science

Ten highest paying I.T jobs in 2019

Ten highest paying I.T jobs in 2019

The I.T industry is arguably the most in-demand industry for technology/Engineering professionals. Once you have the right skill and certification, the I.T industry will jump at the chance to employ you and grant you a befitting role. From application developers to Data Engineers, the sector is in

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.