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Options outlined to fix waste plant

SCOTTISH WATER has unveiled alternative options to its controversial plan to fix the failing Clachan Seil Waste Water Works at a public meeting in Seil Island Community Hall.

Scottish Water’s £11 million membrane plant, unable to separate run-off from heavy rain, has been causing untreated human waste to overflow into Balvicar Bay.

Its £1.8 million solution was to pump sewage from Clachan over a hill into a septic tank at Seaview Terrace near Ellenabeich, and then out into a marine conservation area, which some islanders deemed ‘cheap’, ‘nasty’ and ‘inept’.

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