Six-month project to upgrade town’s water supply

A 2.3 kilometre section of pipework will be replaced on the water network at Dalaruan Street, High Askomil and Low Askomil Walk.
A 2.3 kilometre section of pipework will be replaced on the water network at Dalaruan Street, High Askomil and Low Askomil Walk.

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Scottish Water is to start a second phase of investment to deliver essential upgrades to its water network infrastructure in Campbeltown.

The £800,000 project to replace a 2.3-kilometre (1.5 miles) section of pipework on the water network at Dalaruan Street, High Askomil and Low Askomil Walk, will start on May 10, for approximately six months.

The works are set to improve the resilience of supply to customers in the area and reduce the risk of bursts.

It is expected that some roadworks will be required during the water works, which may include a temporary traffic lights system. At certain points, there may also be some restrictions required on access and parking. Signs will be in place to inform road users.

If there is any need to turn off water supplies for any customers, Scottish Water will give at least 48 hours’ notice, detailing the date and time of any interruptions and advice on what to do in these circumstances. The company has written to all customers who may be affected.

This project follows the completion of a similar project to replace around three miles of pipework between Campbeltown and Machrihanish in November last year.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to start the latest phase of works which will address a history of bursts on the local network, causing interruption to supplies for our customers.

‘This is part of our commitment to ensure the local community benefits from an increased resilience in the water network and that customers continue to enjoy fresh, great tasting drinking water.’

The project will be delivered on behalf of Scottish Water by Amey, supported by Campbeltown firm McFadyen Contractors Ltd.