Roberton water works complete

THE £14.7million upgrade of the Roberton water treatment works has been completed.

The facility, which is capable of conveying 16million litres of drinking water every day, will serve 42,000 customers in Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso and St Boswells and represents the final part of Scottish Water’s £25million investment.

The completion of the programme was welcomed by local MP and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore.

“As a result of this investment, the water we drink in the Borders will be clearer and fresher. I welcome Scottish Water’s commitment to improving the water supply in the region,” said Mr Moore.

The water treatment works at Roberton has been transformed, while the works at Acreknowe and Dodburn, south of Hawick, were finally decommissioned earlier this year.