Scottish Water's Glencorse Water Project, a new facility to supply water to 50,000 Edinburgh residents, has been awarded the prestigious CIWEM World of Difference Award as an excellent example of how large-scale projects can be built in a sustainable way.
Glencorse is small-footprint, non-obtrusive and built with consideration of the neighbouring community and the environment.
The project utilised the world's first mobile plastic pipe manufacturing plant. Pipes were manufactured on site from plastic pellets and hauled directly to the pipeline working area, negating the need to use public highways and saving on emissions.
The site also has a hydro-electric turbine and Scotland's largest 'living roof'.
Making a world of difference
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