A £6.2m investment for the waste water treatment works in Perth has been announced.
Scottish Water has dedicated the funds in a bid to improve the natural environment of the city.
The programme, designed to improve the quality of the River Tay, is being carried out by Scottish Water Solutions, the project delivery arm of Scottish Water.
Part of the investment will involve tackling potential odour issues. The infrastructure of the plant will also be improved.
Perth and Kinross Council leader, Ian Miller, welcomed the investment, which was announced on Monday.
He said: “Perth and Kinross as an area has a high quality of life and an important part of that is maintaining a clean and pleasant environment for people to live, work and visit. I am pleased that these steps are to be taken to both enhance the water quality of the Tay, which is a key landmark for Perth, and to address some environmental issues of concern to local residents.”
Ted Eadie, president of Perth and District Angling Association said: “I congratulate Scottish Water, on this programme of improvement, to the Perth waste water treatment works. As anglers, we welcome any works done, to improve the water quality, of the River Tay, and reduce pollution into the river.”
It is anticipated the work will be completed by spring 2013.
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