24 Jul 2013
Scottish Water has completed a £1.5m project to install five miles of new water mains in the Scottish Borders. Villages are now benefiting from high quality water through recent investments in the area.
Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon, said: “Our vision of Scotland as a hydro nation will play a key part in our plans to develop a low carbon economy, boost growth and create jobs. This major infrastructure investment by Scottish Water in the Borders is good news for domestic and business customers in the area.”
Other investments in the area include a five-mile gravity main running from Selkirk to Yarrowford, a new gravity main from the Roberton water treatment works and a new pumping station.
Scottish Water’s Regional Community Manager Bill Elliot said: “The creation of new pipes and mains will ensure more of our customers in the Borders have access to high-quality drinking water, which has been treated to the highest standard in refurbished treatment works. Scottish Water continually invests in enhancing Scotland’s water infrastructure and completion of this latest project is a real boost for the Scottish Borders.” Villages such as Heriot and Bonchester are now receiving the very best high quality water from Scottish Waters treatments works based in Rosebery and Roberton. Customers will also benefit from better water security and lower energy consumption.