Glasgow & West Scotland

New water treatment facility opens in North Lanarkshire

Scottish Water has completed an £8.2m waste water treatment works near Airdrie in North Lanarkshire.

As part of the project the old waste water treatment works at Caldercruix has been closed and a new pumping station built in its place at Plains.

Its flows are now taken to Plains, where they are treated before being returned to North Calder Water.

The new site will help add extra capacity to the system for new customers connections.

Project manager Jon Rhodes said: "By closing one of our older waste water treatment works at Caldercruix and investing in new equipment and enhanced treatment at Plains, we can reduce energy consumption and operational costs.

"The improved treatment provided at Plains is good news for the North Calder Water and also creates capacity for extra waste water connections in the future - a key necessity for development."

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