Scottish Water working on £2.4 million sewer flood prevention project for Grangemouth

A project which aims to protect Grangemouth against flooding will begin again after a five month delay.

By James Trimble
Saturday, 1st August 2020, 9:23 am

Scottish Water will restart work on its £2.4 million undertaking, which was postponed due to this year’s COVID-19 lockdown, on Monday, August 10 with the hope of improving the waste water infrastructure in Grangemouth.

The project, which is scheduled to take around a year to complete, will increase the capacity of the sewer network to better protect properties and streets from external and internal flooding.

A small number of properties in the area have experienced internal flooding at times of heavy rainfall, which can overwhelm the sewer network, so five hundred and thirty metres of larger sewer pipes will be installed along Bo’ness Road, Carronflats Road and Park Road, along with the installation of new manhole chambers.

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The new project will hopefully put an end to scenes like this in Grangemouth

The work will require some road and lane closures on affected streets.

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s regional corporate affairs manager, said: “We are pleased, in line with Scottish Government guidance, we are now able to restart work on this essential investment for Grangemouth.

“We appreciate these works are disruptive to the local community and we will do all we can to keep any disruption to a minimum. We want to thank everyone impacted for their patience.”

The £2.4 million project aims to help reduce the risk of flooding in the Grangemouth area