4 December 2001 2.00pm - 8.00pm
General Purpose Room at the Wick Assembly Rooms
Residents of Wick in Caithness
will have the opportunity to learn more about a new £4.3million sewage
treatment plant planned for the town.
For the first time Wick will
have its sewage treated before it is discharged into the sea. At the
moment the area’s raw sewage is only screened before it is discharged into
the sea off Wick’s North Head.
A drop in session,
being held by North of Scotland Water Authority next week (Tuesday 4
December), will explain how the project will clean up the sea and meet
tough new regulations.
NoSWA’s Project Manager, Peter Wilson, explained that the new plant,
proposed for Wick’s North Head, will provide secondary treatment to sewage
before it is discharged into the sea.
is proposed to provide full biological treatment so that the final
discharge meets tight new European laws. The sewage will be screened and
treated by bacteria which will grow and
feed off the waste helping to purify it before it goes into the sea. This
will help clean up the local environment.
We hope to start work on the plant in spring 2002 and have it finished by
the autumn 2003.
work is part of a £500million investment by NoSWA to modernise and improve
sewage treatment systems and sewerage systems throughout its area.”
drop in session will be held on Tuesday 4
December in the General Purpose Room
at the Wick Assembly Rooms from 2pm to 8pm. Anyone who would like more
information in advance of the session can contact NoSWA’s 24 hour helpline
on 0845 743 7437.