Fresher water in the pipeline

MAJOR works are underway to provide clearer, fresher drinking water to thousands of people in Westerton.

The £500,000 project will involve the replacement of 2.5 miles of old mains with new plastic pipes which will help reduce the risk of them bursting and will make the supply clearer.

More than 11,500 people in the Westerton area of Bearsden and parts of Jordanhill and Scotstoun and Partick in Glasgow will benefit.

The work will be carried out by contractors George Leslie for Scottish Water and is expected to be completed by March next year.

Jim Hassan, Scottish Water’s operations manager, said: “We are delighted to be starting this important work in these areas of Bearsden and Glasgow, which is part of Scottish Water’s ongoing commitment to improving our service to customers in the Glasgow area and throughout Scotland.

“Scottish Water is always serving Scotland and this investment will bring significant benefits to customers by providing clearer, fresher drinking water and securing their water supply.”

The project will involve work in the Almond Road, Deveron Road, Kinglas Road and Stirling Avenue areas of Westerton which will benefit about 2500 people in the area.

There might be some temporary disruption to customers’ normal water supply in the areas where the work is being carried out but they will be given at least 48 hours’ notice of this and Scottish Water said every effort will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience.

Patricia Melly, the project manager, said: “This important work will be carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible but there might be some local traffic disruption in these areas. We will do everything possible to minimise the effects of this.”

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s regional community manager, said: “We would like to thank any affected customers for their patience and understanding in advance.

“We are sure they will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience is far out-weighed by the long-term benefits of this work.”