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Scottish Water has completed a project to enable growth in the Argyll village of Lochgair, on the shores of Loch Fyne.
The £470,000 investment, which began in September 2016, involved the increasing of waste water treatment capacity in the village with the installation of new larger septic tanks.
Growth in the area had been restricted due to the incapacity of the existing waste water treatment facility.
The project involved the installation of two new 30 cubic- metre septic tanks and associated infrastructure, which was carried out for Scottish Water by contractor Corrie Construction Ltd, of Fort William.
Fred Bruce, convener of West Loch Fyne Community Council, added: ‘I welcome completion of this important project in Lochgair. It is good news for the community because it will enable growth and that’s something that is important to any small, rural community like ours.’
Grass-seeding on the site will take place over the next few weeks and Scottish Water has agreed with the community to buy shrubs to be planted in the area.