Cumbernauld pond project exhibition

Scottish Water is holding a public exhibition of the planned Cumbernauld drainage pond project tonight, Wednesday, August 24.

The event will take place at the Castlecary House Hotel, Castlecary Road, and will run from 4pm to 7pm.

Plans will be available to view and the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

The idea behind the SUDS ponds (sustainable urban drainage solutions) is to take surface water away from sewers and redirect it to the new ponds, which naturally treat the water via a combination of settlement, sunlight and vegetation.

Laurence Kelly, project manager, Scottish Water, said: “This allows our waste water treatment works to concentrate on treating the foul sewage for which they were designed and results in significant energy savings. This helps us keep customer charges low while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Any and all residents are invited to attend the event.