TOILET rubbish has clogged river dams after a three-month pause in construction. 

Scottish Water has reminded residents to only flush urine, faeces and toilet paper after waste has built up at river dams install at works on the River Kelvin in Kelvingrove Park. 

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Work has resumed on the project after a three-month break due to lockdown. 

The project to install new and improved wastewater infrastructure along the River Kelvin will continue on the Kelvin Walkway near to the Old Flint Mill. Scottish Water says it will be carried out in line with Scottish government guidelines for the construction industry.

Glasgow Times:

Ruaridh MacGregor, corporate affairs manager in Scottish Water’s west region, said: “The amount of rubbish which has gathered at the temporary dam during the break on this project clearly demonstrates the need for the improvement work to take place. However, it would also be good if people didn’t flush these items in the first place.

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"Products such as wet wipes, cotton wool and cotton buds don’t disintegrate in our network and can cause flooding and environmental issues. We ask everyone to only flush the 3Ps – that’s pee, poo and (toilet) paper. Everything else should go in the bin.”

Scottish Water said that new infrastructure being installed at eleven locations along the River Kelvin will help prevent items which are wrongly flushed down the toilet – items like rags, baby wipes and plastic cotton buds - from overflowing into the River Kelvin during severe storm events and reduce the frequency and volume of waste water spillages in storm conditions.