Published: 29/05/2014 16:16 - Updated: 29/05/2014 16:25

Lossiemouth smell maintenance works

MAINTENANCE work to try and curb a smelly waste water treatment works will get underway on Friday.

Scottish Water will undertake the work at the Lossiemouth Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) to better manage odours from the facility.

Recently Scottish Water held the inaugural meeting of a stakeholder group which aims to keep key community figures and organisations abreast of activities at the plant and to act as a forum for discussing local opinion about the facility.

Steve Scott, Regional Community Manager, said: “As discussed at the recent inaugural stakeholder meeting and at the Lossiemouth Community Council meeting, and as part of Scottish Water’s commitment to improved communications with neighbours and stakeholders, we are advising the community of some essential maintenance work at Lossiemouth WWTW.

During Friday morning, Veolia Water will be replacing a section of damaged odour ductwork within the site. This section (recently temporarily repaired) was a contributory factor to a cluster of odour complaints during April this year.

“As a mitigation measure, to minimise offsite impacts, air from the facility will diverted to an alternative treatment process to manage odours.

“We anticipate that the repair work will be completed within around three hours. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may arise from this essential work.”

Scottish Water is investing heavily in Moray in the 2010-15 period. Since forming in 2002, Scottish Water has invested £56m in Moray with a further £7.5m planned by 2015.

The investment is mostly on enhancing drinking water quality, enabling growth in communities through increased capacity in the water & waste water network, and maintaining existing infrastructure.

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