New waste water works up and running

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Scottish Water has completed the construction of a new £1.7million waste water treatment works (WWTW) at Caddonfoot.

This investment is part of the £12.5million programme of work, which Scottish Water is carrying out to improve and protect the natural environment of the River Tweed, launched in March 2012.

The new WWTW at Caddonfoot – which serves the village as well as nearby Clovenfords – is also providing additional capacity within Scottish Water’s waste water network for growth in line with Scottish Borders Council’s local area plan. The new WWTW replaces a septic tank.

Project Manager Jim Tudhope said: “The completion of the treatment works at Caddonfoot demonstrates our commitment to deliver the best possible service throughout the area.”

Scottish Borders councillor Gavin Logan said: “Scottish Water are to be congratulated for making this huge investment. This represents a massive commitment.

“The old septic tank system was out of date so these improvements will make a significant improvement to the water quality which is so important to the salmon fishing on the River Tweed. It will also add much needed protection to the natural environment.”