The biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area's waste water network in more than a century is to be announced today.

The publicly owned company Scottish Water will start a multi-million pound scheme of work over five years, including upgrades to around 200 combined sewer overflows, improvements in Glasgow south west, and anti-flood schemes.

The programme, which will support around 500 jobs and 50 apprenticeships, will be launched at Glasgow's Science Centre by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Geoff Aitkenhead, Scottish Water's Asset Management Director, said it would make Glasgow's waste water infrastructure fit for the 21st century.