Scottish Water Bo’Ness: Wastewater testing facility.

Type of Facility


  • Pilot facility.
  • Physical rigs.
  • Testing/demonstration facility.
  • Live site.
  • Other.

Comments: Bo’Ness is a live site – the wastewater testing building will have feeds of wastewater from different stages in the treatment process that will then be pumped back to the head of the works.



  • Wastewater.

Stream Quality: Indication of the wastewater entering the wwtw is *per mg/l* : COD (820 MAX 52 MIN), TSS (171 MAX, 19 MIN), BOD measured 109 MAX, 7.4 MIN), Ammonia (27.24 MAX, 3.97 MIN), Alkalinity (400 MAX, 180 MIN).

Type of Technologies that can be tested


  • Transforming (treatment).
  • Monitoring.
  • Measuring.
  • Sensing.

Availability For Use By Others

By agreement. Confidentiality will be respected and this may restrict access to third party.

Cost of Use By Others

Willingness To Partner
Yes, open to discuss longer term arrangements.

Ambitions For Development
Facility will be developed to meet growth needs and user feedback.

Mobile Pilot Plants
Nothing specific but arrangements could be made.

Services and Capacity

  • Flow rate :
    The flow range into the live wwtw is MAX 13510 m3 p/day, MIN 5271 m3 p/d resulting in AVERAGE of 10800 m3 p/day.
  • Area :
    In the wastewater treatment building there will be a total of 3 bays, each approximately 6m x 3m.
  • Number of test units :
  • Power supply :
    The power supplied to each testing area will be 110v, 240v, 400v.
  • Full access to all sizes of plant.

Status of the Facility

  • Future planned facility.

Comments: Due 31/08/15.

Access to Facility

Available to others.

Additional Assets

Sampling and off-site analysis can be arranged (UKAS accredited) as can a range of other support.

Scottish Water Gorthleck

Contact details

Address: Bo’Ness Wastewater Treatment Works, Carriden Industrial Estate, Bo’Ness, Falkirk, EH51 9NZ.

Website: Through WIS.

Contact Name: Heather Campbell.

Contact Tel: 07501 471741.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Regulatory issues / constraints


  • Limited discharge to environment.

Relevant Accreditation:
The site will operate under Scottish Water Horizons ISO accreditation.


  • Other.

Other: Private Company.

Funding Partners: Set up support provided by Scottish Government.

Supported by:

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