Bearsden is set for major water mains repairs

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Major water mains repairs are due to start in Bearsden.

Scottish Water is aiming to improve the service to households which have been affected by discoloured water.

The work on about 17 miles of water mains will be carried out for Scottish Water by contractors Farrans and will concentrate on the north Bearsden area.

This will include about nine miles of water mains in the Gartconnell Road, Gartconnell Drive, Gartconnell Gardens, Sinclair Avenue and Edgehill Road areas and about eight miles in the Bonnaughton Road and Antonine Road areas.

Other streets where improvement work will be carried out include Abbotsford Road, Dryburgh Road, Duntocher Road, Eagle Crescent, Fairway, Golf View, Iain Road, Kenilworth Crescent, Ledi Drive, Nithsdale Crescent, Park Crescent, Rosslyn Road, Scott Drive, Southview, Stockiemuir Road and Westbourne Crescent.

Some households in these areas have been affected by discoloured water caused by iron from ageing water mains.

Contractors will flush and swab stretches of mains and install new lining.

Some small stretches of cast-iron mains will be replaced with new plastic pipes.

The work is due to be finished in December with some additional work in the area early next year, details of which will be confirmed at a later date.

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s regional community manager for the area, said: “Scottish Water is always striving to provide clear, fresh drinking water to our customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We investigated the discolouration in these parts of Bearsden and we will carry out this work as quickly as possible to tackle the problem.

“The aging water mains have served the area well for many decades but obviously need to be improved and we know that customers who have been affected by the discolouration will welcome this investment.”

The work will require some road traffic management such as temporary lane closures and the use of temporary traffic lights. All road traffic management will be arranged after liaising with East Dunbartonshire Council’s roads department.