Final push for Campbeltown water project

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An £800,000 Scottish Water mains improvement project in Campbeltown is close to completion.

Contractor Amey began laying the final sections of nearly 1.5 miles of new pipe in
Dalaruan Street, High Askomil and Low Askomil Walk on Monday with some additional works included.

Work is expected to continue for approximately three weeks by local firm McFadyens Contractors Ltd.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: ‘We had been on course to complete this much-needed project before Christmas.

‘We took a decision to carry out some additional works to upgrade the existing main,
which will provide further resilience to the local water network, and improve our service to customers in the area.

‘We will do all we can to minimise any local disruption and we would like to thank this
community for their continued patience and understanding.’

Once complete the project will reduce the risk of bursts and unplanned interruptions to supply.

All traffic management has been agreed with Argyll and Bute Council.

Work started in May 2021 with the same team which successfully completed a £950,000-water-network upgrade in nearby Machrihanish a few months earlier.

The Campbeltown project is expected to be completed in February 2022.