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Scottish Water to start £4.8m Drumchapel project

Scottish Waster is set to begin work on a £4.8 million project to improve wastewater infrastructure and flooding in Bearsden and Drumchapel next month.

The work is due to start on 14 October and will involve the upsizing of a local sewer.

More than half a mile of pipework is being installed to upgrade the existing sewer network and help reduce the risk of flooding for local homes currently affected by internal or external flooding.

A fully-integrated flooding system will also be installed, which has been developed in conjunction with Glasgow City Council and East Dunbartonshire Council.

It has come into being through the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) - a collaborative partnership formed by organisations involved with the operation of the sewerage and drainage network within the metropolitan Glasgow area.

The work is being carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner amey Black and Veatch (aBV) and its specialist contractors.

“Sewer flooding causes a great deal of distress for householders and also has a detrimental effect on the local environment so we’re really pleased to get this project up and running,” said Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager, Ruaridh MacGregor.

“There will be some unavoidable disruption in the local area when the work is under way, however, the benefits of this project will far outweigh any inconvenience. With pipes being laid in phases, we will do all we can to minimise any impact on our customers. We thank all local residents and road users in advance for their patience and understanding.”

East Dunbartonshire Council’s depute chief executive for place, neighbourhood and corporate assets, Thomas Glen, added: “After completion of our Colquhoun Park Flood Alleviation Scheme in 2014, we welcome this substantial investment into improving the existing Scottish Water infrastructure in this area. This new pipework and upgraded sewer will bring significant benefits to the residents of Conon Avenue and to the surrounding area in terms of minimising flood risk experienced historically by locals and will protect and enhance the environment.

“We are delighted that work will shortly be getting under way. This project has been a great example of successful partnership working and we look forward to the completion of the works.”

The project is expected to be finished by February 2021.

Author: Jamie Hailstone,
Topic: Pipes & Pipelines , Sewer Networks
Tags: Scottish Water

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