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Seil group is ready to take on Scottish Water bosses

THE first meeting of a community stakeholder group to discuss Scottish Water’s solutions to its failing sewage plant on Seil is set to spar over the appointment of an independent expert.

Since 2012, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has recorded Balvicar’s eight-year-old, £11 million Clachan Seil Waste Water Works discharging untreated sewage into Seil Sound.

Scottish Water’s (SW) £1.8 million proposal to pump sewage over the hill into a septic tank at Seaview Terrace near Ellenabeich and then into a marine conservation area has been deemed by residents ‘the cheapest and nastiest solution’ and ‘breathtaking in its ineptitude’.

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