Major work to prevent flooding in Strathblane

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Scottish Water is starting a project aimed at protecting the environment and reducing the risk of flooding the Strathblane area.

The £60,000 investment will involve improvements to waste water infrastructure wand will include the installation of plastic lining.

This will, in turn, increase the capacity of the network and reduce the risk of flooding.

Over the past few years some roads and even properties in the gvillage have been sunjected to flooding.

The work, which will also include improvements to Strathblane Waste Water Treatment Works, will ensure that Scottish Water continues to comply with Scottish Enviroment Protection Agency regulations.

It will be carried out for Scottish Water by contractors WGM in the Kirkland Avenue, Kirkburn Road, Dumbrock Drive and Moor Road areas of Strathblane.

The work is expected to be completed in about four weeks and, although there will be work carried out on manholes and some road traffic management required, there will be no road or lane closures.

Jane McKenzie, Scottish Water’s regional communities team leader, said: “We are delighted to be starting this important project in Strathblane. Scottish Water takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and we are very conscious of the distress that flooding can cause.

“We are continuing to invest substantially across Scotland to tackle flooding issues and to safeguard and improve the quality of rivers, burns and coastal waters.

“We are sure that customers in the Strathblane area will welcome this investment and the long-term improvements it will deliver for them and the local environment.”