Inverurie has met the opening of Scotland’s first £21 million sewage works established for the purpose of substantially decreasing energy use.
The newest sewage works were launched only yesterday by Mairi Gougeon, the Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Minister.
The new technology, known as Nereda, breaks down the sludge into granules, allowing more than one treatment procedure to occur at the same time and making wastewater treatment more effective by rejecting the need to use mixers and pumps.
Consequently, less space and energy are required for the treatment of increased wastewater quantity, lessening the site’s operating expenses.
Mairi Gougeon stated that even though wastewater treatment is not something that crosses people’s minds often, it is crucial for the protection of our health and sanitation and also for the environment.
She stated that it is vital to generate new and more effective methods of wastewater treatment through the utilization of more advanced technology, as Scotland moves towards contributing to taking down the climate emergency being experienced all over the globe.
Douglas Millican, the CEO of Scottish Water, said that they are continuously on a look-out for the newest methods to innovate and safeguard the environment, locally and internationally both. He added how that is why they are thrilled to see the official opening of the newest sewage works, the first in Scotland.