£160,000 water project planned

Scottish Water is to ‘improve the security’ of water supply to part of Kilcreggan.

A capital maintenance project aims to upgrade water mains and reduce the risk of bursts.

The work, which is due to start this week and take eight months, will be carried out on stretches of main which the authority says have been affected by bursts in the past.

The investment will affect about 100 people in Kilcreggan, say Scottish Water, and will be carried out by contractors Farrans,

The work in Fort Road and Shore Road, Kilcreggan, also aims to reduce leaks and will cost about £160,000.

Jim Hassan, Scottish Water’s water operations manager, said: “Scottish Water is well aware of the inconvenience that burst water mains and disruption to the normal water supply can cause and we are delighted to be carrying out this important capital maintenance work.

“These improvements will reduce the risk of bursts and disruption to normal supplies and improve the service we provide to our customers in the area for many years to come.”