The 5 year scheme is set transform Glasgow's aging network into a new modern sustainable drainage system for the future.
Improvements will include upgrades to approximately 200 fallout pipes located on the River Clyde and its tributaries fitted with new safety valves fitted that will control waste water during heavy rainfall.
The £250 million investment includes:
1) Upgrades to around 200 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s), or outfall pipes - safety valves used to control waste water during heavy rainfall - on the River Clyde and tributaries such as the River Kelvin and White Cart Water at a cost of about £105 million
3) A number of key projects to tackle flooding in parts of the city at a cost of around £45 million.
David Sigsworth, Chairman of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
"This is an important step forward in improving the natural environment of the River Clyde and alleviating sewer flooding in Glasgow. The Wastewater Strategy aims to enhance water quality in around 43 miles of the Clyde and its tributaries, and help protect and improve biodiversity in the area.
“SEPA has worked closely with Scottish Water to support the development of the long-term strategy for the Clyde catchment and to help create solutions which address the needs of the city. We look forward to further sustainable growth for the Greater Glasgow area in the coming years as the plans are implemented.”