River Kelvin environmental investment project in Glasgow’s west end

05 March 2019

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Scottish Water has initiated a £15 million project in Glasgow’s west end to help improve the environment and water quality in the River Kelvin.

The project involves the installation of new and improved waste water infrastructure, underground combined sewer overflow (CSO) chambers and upgraded pipework.

These upgrades will help prevent items which are wrongly flushed down the toilet, such as rags, baby wipes, and plastic cotton buds, from overflowing into the River Kelvin during severe storm events. The upgrades will also reduce the frequency and volume of waste water spillages in storm conditions.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2020.

Source: Scottish Water, 19 February 2019