Important project by Scottish Water finished on schedule

Scottish Water drainage work being carried out on Maryhill Road, Cluny Park, near Killermont shops

Scottish Water drainage work being carried out on Maryhill Road, Cluny Park, near Killermont shops

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Scottish Water has completed another important environmental improvement project in Bearsden.

They have invested about £340,000 in major improvements to the waste water infrastructure which will help protect and enhance the natural environment of the River Kelvin.

The project, which involved the installation of a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) on the grass adjacent to Maryhill Road (A81) to the north of its junction with Killermont Avenue, Bearsden, will reduce the number of spills from an existing CSO into the River Kelvin during prolonged heavy rainfall.

The work, which was carried out for Scottish Water by contractors George Leslie, started in February and was completed on schedule.

It required the closure of a short stretch of the inside lane of the city-bound side of Maryhill Road, close to the junction with Killermont Avenue, for two weeks in early February.

There was additional road traffic management during parts of the work.

Mrs Joanna Peebles, Scottish Water’s regional communities team manager, said: “We are very pleased to have completed this important project, which will significantly improve the environment on the River Kelvin.

“We would like to thank affected customers and road users for their patience, understanding and co-operation during this work and we are sure they will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience will be far out-weighed by the long-term benefits this investment is now delivering to the local environment.”

Scottish Water will also liaise with East Dunbartonshire Council about planting trees to replace some which were removed from the area to enable the project to progress.

The project is part of Scottish Water’s £250m, five-year investment in improvements to its waste water infrastructure across the Greater Glasgow area, the biggest in more than a century.