You’ll be tapping in to fresher drinking water

SCOTTISH Water has started a project aimed at providing people in Milngavie with clearer, fresher drinking water and improved security of supply.

The £650,000 project, which will refurbish and clean mains, will also reduce the risk of bursts.

Work will begin in the Station Road area of Milngavie later this month.

It is estimated that more than 800 households in Milngavie will benefit.

Jim Hassan, Scottish Water’s water operations manager, said: “Scottish Water is committed to improving our services to customers and providing first-class drinking water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“This investment will ensure we do that and, because we are relining some of the mains, our investment will make the pipes more robust and less likely to suffer from bursts which can lead to a loss of supply.

“We are delighted that these improvements to our network of water mains in Milngavie will provide benefits to our customers for years to come.”

The work, which will be carried out by contractors George Leslie, will involve spray lining the inside of the water mains pipes and cleaning the pipes to remove any grit or debris which has built up over time.

Relining and flushing work will be done in the Station Road, Woodburn Way, Glasgow Road, South Glassford Street and Finlay Rise.

Some traffic management will be required in the Station Road/Buchanan Street area of Milngavie and Kersland Lane will require a road closure for about three days.

People in the affected areas have been advised that there might be some disruption to their normal water supplies, such as low pressure, but these will be short, planned interruptions and notice will be given of these.

Water may also be discoloured during the work, and households who experience this should run the cold water tap in their kitchen until the water runs clear.