Scottish Water are currently undertaking a consultation with the village on the upgrade of the Waste Water Treatment Works in the Village.  The proposed works would be in 2021/22.

There is a need for a temporary solution to water treatment and SW have therefore submitted a planning application to Dumfries & Galloway Council.

The full planning application is available on the D&G Planning website.

In summary, they propose to install a further holding tank at the current works in Rough Firth.  Also some equipment to disinfect then neutralise the water before it is pumped into the estuary.  Temporary fencing will also be erected. 

The proposal is to run this in the summer months of 2020 and 2021.

We are working with Scottish Water to gather more information and will report on this.

UPDATE : 30 January 2020.  Scottish Water have removed their planning application