Mapping alternatives for cleaning up Strathclyde Loch
Strathclyde Loch is the venue for the Commonwealth Games triathlon in 2014. Previous sports events have had to be cancelled due to poor water quality. A range of options for both short and long term solutions are now being discussed with stakeholders.
Strathclyde Loch is frequently chosen for open water swimming competitions but bacteria concerns have been an issue.
Sniffer is managing the project to get Strathclyde Loch ready for the Games. Solutions that will get the loch in shape for the Games, and keep it fit longer term, are being identified.
Contractor MVH/APEM is carrying out the feasibility study, including tests and field surveys at the loch. A range of options are being considered and stakeholders discussed short and long term plans at a recent workshop.
All the information gathered from this process will be used to come up with outline designs including costings, materials needed, length of works etc. These options will be ready in October this year.
The ground-works design will be finalised and work start in early 2013.
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