Waste water upgrade for East Ren

PLANS to upgrade the Uplawmoor waste water treatment works have been announced by Scottish Water.

The £170,000 investment is aimed at improving the service at the East Renfrewshire water site, in order to meet standards set by the EU and Scottish Environment Protection Agency and increase the capacity for more customers.

The water authority has said that the upgrade will benefit 700 customers in the East Ren area.

Steven Fraser, waste water operations manager, explained: “Uplawmoor plays a very important role in providing waste water services to customers in the area, and this investment will ensure that it continues”.

The refurbishment includes installing connecting pipes, cleaning sludge tanks and upgrading electrical systems.

Work may however affect roads nearby, particularly Lochlibo Road, as construction manager Jim Clarke commented: “Residents might see an increase in traffic at times during the project, including tankers travelling to and from the site – but we will make every effort to keep this to a minimum”.

Workers began upgrading the site on Monday, with an expected completion time of eight weeks.

A spokesman for Scottish Water added that the work would not affect services to customers in the East Ren area.