Scottish Water work completed ahead of planned schedule

Manse Burn at Hillfoot, Bearsden.
Manse Burn at Hillfoot, Bearsden.

Scottish Water has completed an important environmental improvement project in Bearsden ahead of schedule.

They have invested £350,000 in major improvements to the waste water infrastructure which will help protect and enhance the natural environment of the Manse Burn, which runs through Bearsden, and the Allander Water.

The first phase began on April 7 and continued for two weeks until April 19. The second and final phase started on June 29 and was completed before the scheduled completion date of August 11.

Work was carried out during school holidays to minimise disruption. A section of Drymen Road (A809) at Thorn Drive was closed and sections of Thorn Drive, but they are now open again.

The project, which was carried out by contractors George Leslie on behalf of Scottish Water, involved the installation of a screen to a sewer overflow on the Manse Burn in Drymen Road near its junction with Thorn Drive.

Previously, an unscreened overflow discharged combined foul and surface water into the Manse Burn in storm conditions. The screen will ensure that solids remain in the sewer network and are not discharged via the overflow in storm conditions.

This will help improve the natural environment on the Manse Burn, which is partly culverted and flows south east from this location under Drymen Road, close to Kirk Road, Kirk Place and Roman Drive and then north east under Milngavie Road before joining the Allander Water to the east of the Allander Leisure Centre.