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A total of nine cars were removed from Gleniffer Braes Country Park in Paisley, Renfrewshire yesterday Wednesday. The date of manufacture of some of these vehicles dates back to the 80s and 90s.

These cars would have sat in the water of the Lower Glen Dam for years.

It is owned by Scottish Water.

The reservoir, however, was not used for drinking water.

It is reported that the removal of the nine cars was a “delicate” process requiring a lot of preparation.

Scottish Water worked with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Ayrshire Rivers Trust and contractors George Leslie Ltd to do the work.

During the project, residents were asked to keep a distance to ensure the smooth running of events.

The reservoir’s water level also had to be gradually lowered prior to removal to minimize damage to the local environment.

Project manager Gerry O’Hara told the SWNS news agency: “We have listened to community concerns about the vehicles being in the water.

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“We ask visitors to Gleniffer Braes Country Park to respect all signage around the reservoir while this work is being carried out.”

The footage shows the cars – completely and unsurprisingly soaked in mud – pulled from the bottom of the tank.

Ayrshire Rivers Trust said after the withdrawal it would carry out what was described as a fish rescue operation.

Water levels will also be raised to their previous level once the project is fully completed.

The reservoir has an earth embankment dam on the course of the Glen Burn.

It is likely that the authorities will now take extra precautions to ensure that it will no longer be used for the illegal dumping of used vehicles.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-03 14:04:46

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