Scottish Water is working to upgrade the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kippford to help improve the bathing water in the Urr Estuary.

The multimillion pound scheme will involve building a new sewer, new outfall and new waste water treatment works to the north of the village. This work is currently planned for the end of 2020/early 2021 however this is subject to change.

This project will replace the existing works which is no longer able to effectively serve the community during the peak tourist season where the population grows exponentially.

To help inform our plans, site investigation work will start on 18th November 2019. This will involve digging trial holes at various locations in the village. There will be some parking restrictions and short periods of traffic management whilst this takes place. The investigations will take around 5 weeks to complete and will be carried out in phases.

A postcard from Scottish Water will be sent out in the coming weeks with information about the work and an invitation to a drop in information session between 4 and 7 on Monday 18th November at the village hall.

More information will be available at:

Open Public Meeting Monday 18th November, 4-7pm.  Village Hall

Open Public Meeting Monday 18th November, 4-7pm.  Village Hall