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What is the UK’s most considerate water treatment plant?

June 15, 2009 at 3:50 am

In this day and age it’s vitally important that water companies play by the rules and provide an ethical and environmental service to their local communities, the country and the world as a whole.

The Considerate Constructions Scheme, is a scheme set up to reward companies in an industry that rarely is given targets to meet that aren’t financially driven. This year a water treatments plant in Perthshire, Scotland, the Glenfarg water treatment works (WTW), has beaten over 7000 rivals water works to be crowned the “most considerate site of 2009”.

Engineering and construction company, Black and Vetch, has praised the Scottish site for its work with wash water, disinfection, sludge recovery and many others. There has been a staggering £4.3 million upgrade to the water plant, which will provide a water service for over 180,000 households when completed.

Glenfarg hasn’t won this award for being profitable or shrewd. The word “considerate” hasn’t been used lightly here. There have been exceptional advances in the environmental challenges at the site. The energy saving systems in Glenfarg vastly exceed any rival. It has also led the way in terms of safety practice at its plant, providing a secure and safe working environment for all its staff members. In such a rural and protected area in Perthshire, there have been many local challenges faced, all of which have been met with sympathy and open arms by the board, the managers and all the staff at the plant. A Director from Scottish Water has called the work in the area “exemplary” and says it has set a benchmark for the rest of the UK.

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