Here we flow - water works a ‘major success’

mark maclaren
mark maclaren

THREE thousand residents in Old Bearsden now receive fresher, clearer water thanks to a recent project by Scottish Water.

More than eight miles of water mains were upgraded in the £600,000 programme of improvements.

This included the replacement of about 350 metres of mains, the relining of some existing pipes and some flushing of pipes in the Drymen Road area.

Jim Hassan, Scottish Water’s water operations manager, said: “We are delighted to have completed this important work.

“Our network of pipes in parts of the centre of Bearsden has been substantially improved and will help ensure that customers in the area continue to receive a first-class supply of water for years to come.”

Scottish Water and its contractors George Leslie liaised with East Dunbartonshire Council and the work was started on Drymen Road at Bearsden Cross at the beginning of April during local school Easter holidays to minimise any traffic disruption in the area.

Mr Stuart Flaws, the project manager, said: “This took slightly longer to complete than anticipated because of the complex nature of the network of pipes and due to some additional pipe replacement work in Drymen Road.

“We had planned to carry this out at a future date but brought it forward to coincide with this project to limit disruption or inconvenience to customers and road users.”

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s regional community manager, said: “We would like to thank any affected customers, businesses and road users in these areas of Bearsden for their co-operation and understanding during this project.

“We did everything possible to minimise any inconvenience but some traffic management and planned temporary interruptions to supply were necessary because of the type of work we were carrying out.

“However, significant benefits have now been delivered to the area and we are confident people will appreciate that the long-term benefits of this investment will far outweigh any short-term inconvenience.”

Drymen Road, Iain Road, North Erskine Park, Thorn Road, Thorn Drive, Stirling Drive, Duntocher Road, Kirk Road, Whitehurst, Ledcameroch Road, Ledcameroch Crescent and Whitehill Road were included in the improvements.