Scottish Water is writing to residents in Blackness Street to unfortunately advise of a further delay in completing infrastructure works in the street.
This is due to the deteriorated condition of the existing water main which meant a requirement to change the method of mains upgrade to open cut replacement. This has meant progress has been much slower than anticipated as it is necessary to lift, clean and relay the old cobble stones to ensure the area is reinstated correctly after the new pipe is installed.
Open cut which means full replacement of pipes and is a longer process than sliplining.
Scottish Water’s update to residents reads :
“As you will be aware we are currently working in Blackness Street upgrading the water pipes to ensure you continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, and reduce the chance of pipes bursting.
Due to the condition of the existing water main we have been required to change the method of mains upgrade to Open cut replacement. This has meant progress has been much slower than anticipated as it is necessary to lift, clean and relay the old cobble stones to ensure the area is reinstated correctly after the new pipe is installed.
Work will continue in Blackness Street for a further 4 – 6 weeks :
• There will be some roadworks during the dates above. This will include the use of temporary traffic management. There will be NO road closures during these works. Please follow all signs put in place. Local access will be maintained wherever possible. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
• There will be parking restrictions in place however access will be maintained at all times.
• We may need to turn off your water supply. If we do, we will send you further information
at least 48 hours in advance, detailing the dates and times that your supply will be affected and what to do.
• During the works you may experience a change in water pressure and/or discoloured water. If this happens don’t be alarmed, turn on the cold water tap in your kitchen, let the water flow slowly until it runs clear.
• Please note that this is part of a wider programme of work and dates maybe subject to change depending on progress.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we complete this essential work and see below for details of how to keep up to date with what we are doing in your area.”