The project will enhance a one kilometer stretch of the Cree Estuary south from the Ferry Burn Bridge.

The project will also address the recurring sewer flooding in the Grimshaw Terrace and Duke Street areas by providing extra storm water capacity at the nearby pumping station and increasing the size of the sewers.

Scottish Water project manager John Monteith said the project will not only improve the water quality from reduced volumes of storm sewage but will reduce the amount of sewage debris by screening out any solids or foreign objects in the sewage and redirecting these to the waste water treatment works in Creetown.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency senior officer John Gorman said the network investment by Scottish Water marks a further project phase in improving Creetown’s sewerage system in order to meet legislative drivers.