Scottish Water invests £3.1m in Glasgow flood alleviation

Scottish Water is about to embark on a major improvement project which will tackle sewer flooding in Glasgow. The £3.1 million investment in improvements to the company’s wastewater network will help reduce the risk of flooding in part of the Milton area.

The work is expected to be completed in about a year.

Derek Cooke, a wastewater planning team leader at Scottish Water, said: “Scottish Water is fully committed to doing everything we can to help communities and customers by playing our part in tackling flooding and dealing with the impact of heavy rainfall.

“A number of properties in the Mingulay Crescent and Scaraway Street area have suffered from recurring flooding over a number of years and we fully appreciate the inconvenience this can cause. We know that affected customers will welcome our improvements to our network in the area.”

The project is part of a £250 million, five-year programme of work we announced in February 2013.

The programme will continue to improve river water quality and the natural environment of the River Clyde, enable the Greater Glasgow area to grow and develop, alleviate sewer flooding and deal with the effects of increased rainfall from climate change.

Scottish Water has alliance partners to deliver upgrades, maintenance and new infrastructure assets for the people of Scotland in the 2015-21 investment period.

ABV Alliance, a partnership of Amey and Black and Veatch, is Scottish Water’s wastewater infrastructure alliance partner.