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A £3.5 billion investment by Scottish Water will ensure it continues to provide one of the best value for money water services in the UK, Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon said today.
The publicly owned company is starting a six-year programme, backed by £720 million of borrowing from the Scottish Government.
The investment work will support 5,000 construction jobs and will improve drinking water supplies, protect the environment and support the economy.
Scottish Water investment projects planned include:
* More than £280 million in improvements to water mains and water treatments works across Scotland.
* Over £100 million for a Glasgow waste water tunnel to improve water quality in the River Clyde and reduce flooding in Mount Florida and Giffnock.
* £45 million to deliver solutions to around 400 external sewer flooding problems across Scotland.
* Over £60 million to reduce the impact of discharges to the River Clyde from Daldowie and Dalmarnock Wastewater Treatment Works.
* Drinking water improvements including at Glenlatterach (Moray – £5.6 million), Fair Isle (£4.9 million) and South Uist (£6.8 million).
Link to the full article – http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Billions-to-be-invested-by-Scottish-Water-109c.aspx