Major Milngavie water works completed

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Scottish Water has completed work to improve security of supply of water to properties in the Stewart Street area of Milngavie.

A number of properties in the area, mainly commercial premises, and road users have been affected by bursts on a water main, disruption to normal water supplies and flooding in the street.

Contractors Fastflow, working for Scottish Water, started work in early November to install a new 120 metre-long stretch of plastic pipe.

Plastic pipe has replaced a cast-iron pipe and is less susceptible to bursts.

The project, which involved investment of about £65,000, was completed on time in about two weeks.

Some road traffic management was required while the work was progressing.

This comprised three-way temporary traffic lights at the junction of Stewart Street and Park Road for the first week of the work.

Work was temporarily stopped on Sunday, November 10 to minimise any disruption to the Armistice Day Commemorations.

Mark Maclaren, Scottish Water’s regional community manager, said: “We are delighted to have completed this improvement work in the Stewart Street area of Milngavie, which will benefit business that have been affected by burst water mains in the past.

“We did everything we could to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible and to minimise any inconvenience to people in the area.

“We are sure that local businesses and road users will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience while the work was carried out will be far out-weighed by the long term benefits this improvement work will now deliver.

“We thank them for their co-operation and understanding.”