Major Glasgow sewer repair completed

Scottish Water has completed a major repair to a collapsed sewer running beneath a busy Glasgow commuter route.

Last year shops on Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands had been affected by localised flooding, forcing the installation of a temporary over-pumping solution.

Their contractor George Leslie Ltd began work in January digging down nearly six metres – often by hand – to expose the damaged section of sewer.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager said: “We made the decision to not only repair the collapsed section but to reinforce an additional 70 metres of sewer pipe against future collapse.

“It made sense to go that extra mile given the fact the sewer was installed over 100 years ago and is so deep – we would be unlikely to have the opportunity again.”

“I am delighted we have been able to complete this complex repair within the three months we had planned for.

“The community of Shawlands has been incredibly accepting and understanding of the essential nature of this repair and I would like to thank them for their patience shown throughout this project.

“They now have an improved and more robust sewer network to serve them for years to come as we continue to invest in our assets and infrastructure to cope with the demands and pressures of increased demand and environmental change.”

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