Angus MacDonald Welcomes Scottish Water Investment in River Avon
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 15:29
SNP Councillor and candidate for Falkirk East Councillor Angus MacDonald has welcomed a massive £10 million investment from Scottish Water which will see environmental improvements to the River Avon, bringing long lasting benefits to the river which flows into the Forth at Kinniel near Grangemouth and enters Falkirk district near Slamannan.
The investment at 5 waste water treatment works in West Lothian will improve the natural environment of the River Avon further downstream in Falkirk district for many years to come.
Welcoming the investment Councillor Angus MacDonald said:
"This is tremendous news for the local environment which will bring long lasting benefits to the water quality of the River Avon and create a positive environmental impact.
"This significant investment will allow local residents to enjoy the river, whether for fishing, walking or other leisure activities and will further improve the quality of this important brown trout river which is becoming increasingly more popular for sea trout, salmon and grayling.
“This is a further, significant step in the rehabilitation of this water way from its industrial past to a flourishing, natural watercourse.”
These projects will be delivered by Solutions, a joint venture partnership of some of the world’s leading construction, engineering and water companies, along with Scottish Water. This delivery vehicle will construct hundreds of projects across Scotland, as part of Scottish Water’s £2.5billion investment programme over the next 5 years.