An £11.5 million Scottish Water project to protect a Lanarkshire community from sewer flooding has entered its final phase. The improvement work in Airdrie began in November 2020 to increase the capacity of the local waste water network.
A 25 metre storm tank has been installed 19 metres below a local park to provide extra storage capacity during heavy rainfall and new sewer pipes have also been installed. The project has been designed to reduce the risk of internal and external flooding, but also to mitigate against flooding affecting local public transport and access to local schools and Airdrie football stadium.
The final phase – to install the remaining sections of pipes and manholes – is now underway and is expected to last approximately 8 weeks.
Corporate Affairs Manager Georgina Reid said: “We appreciate there has been disruption and we are doing all that we can to minimise the impact of the works. We’d like to thank the community for their continued patience and understanding”
“Sewer flooding can cause a great deal of distress for people and this project will benefit a number of residents in the area who have been affected in the past.”