Ellon Waste Water Treatment Works is getting a £10 million overhaul to ensure it can meet the future needs of the local area and continue to protect the environment.
Scottish Water and its alliance partner, Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), will undertake the development within the existing area of the site, located between the River Ythan and Castle Road.
It is anticipated that the project will be completed by Spring 2021 and, once completed, the capacity of the site will increase by around a third.
ESD project manager Pat Leonard said: “With Scottish Water, we have been engaging with SEPA, Aberdeenshire Council and other stakeholders to prepare for what is a challenging project to deliver a comprehensive upgrade, working within the confines of the existing operational site.
“Our team will be working progressively through the site, refurbishing or upgrading each stage of the existing treatment process to increase the site’s capacity and ensure it is able to continue meeting the community’s needs for many years to come.
“In order to ensure the site can continue to operate throughout, our work is expected to take almost 2 years to complete. We will endeavour to minimise any disruption to the local community while delivering the long term benefits that this investment will bring.”