The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in (1) Annfield Road between Annfield Row and Blackness Road, (2) Annfield Street, (3) Blackness Road between Glenagnes Road and Forest Park Road, (4) Blyth Street between City Road and Fleuchar Street, (5) Benvie Road between Cleghorn Street and Fyffe Street, (6) Fyffe Street between Eassons Angle and Lawrence Street, (7) Fleuchar Street between Eassons Angle and Blyth Street, (8) City Road between Baxter Street and Rosefield Street, (9) City Road between Logie Street and Tullideph Road, (10) Peddie Street between Corso Street and Blackness Road, (11) Rosefield Street and (12) Ure Street.
The closures are planned to run in the advertised order but this may be subject to change and more than one road may be closed at any one time. The one-way order relating to Blackness Street will be rescinded during that phase of the works.
Alternative routes will be available via (1) Annfield Road/Peddie Street/Blackness Road, (2) Peddie Street/Blackness Road/Annfield Road, (3) Bellfield Street/Hawkhill/Blackness Avenue, (4) Milnbank Road/Eassons Angle/Fleuchar Street, (5) Fyffe Street/Polepark Road/Lochee Road/Cleghorn Street, (6) Eassons Angle/Milnbank Road/Polepark Road, (7) Eassons Angle/Milnbank Road/City Road/Blyth Street, (8) Rosefield Street/Blackness Road/Glenagnes Road/Scott Street, (9) Tullideph Road/Lochee Road/Logie Street, (10) Corso Street/Blackness Avenue/Seymour Street, (11) Blackness Road/Glenagnes Road/Scott Street/City Road and (12) Bellfield Street/Ure Street.
If you have any queries please contact the Network Management Team on 433082.
Follow Scottish Water’s winter code and be prepared for winter
|Sean Batty from STV weather (pictured above) supports the launch of our winter 2012 campaign.|
From Scottish Water’s Regional Community Manager to local councillors :
Scottish Water is launching its new campaign to encourage our customers to ensure homes and businesses across Scotland are protected and prepared for the winter. Communities throughout the country are being urged to follow Scottish Water’s winter code – a set of simple steps to protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your home and business.
The campaign, which is being supported by Sean Batty, the STV weather forecaster, is being spread through a range of measures including advertising, leaflets, videos, social media channels and partnerships with a range of bodies, such as landlord and housing associations and plumbers’ federation SNIPEF.
Scottish Water is also implementing various initiatives to ensure it is well equipped to continue to deliver the best service it can in the event of another severe winter.
Sean Batty from STV weather (pictured above) supports the launch of Scottish Water’s winter 2011 campaign.
Scottish Water news release :
Follow Scottish Water’s winter code and be prepared for winter!
We’re launching our winter campaign to encourage customers in communities across Scotland to follow our winter code – protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your home. We are also urging holiday homeowners, businesses, agents and landlords to take steps to heat, insulate and protect properties and any vacant commercial properties.
Visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/winter where you can find winter information, films and advice. If you would like hard copies of our leaflet and poster, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org details of your request.
Further information can be found online about your pipework responsibilities, visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/responsibility
I have recently received complaints about foul smelling water flowing down Ninewells Avenue from beside the former Wimberley flats.
Scottish Water advised me earlier this week that :
“I can confirm our leakage detection team has attended and confirmed the source of water is coming from a blocked drain at the flats opposite. We have now arranged for our squad to attend to clear the blockage.”
I am pleased to advise that the drain blockage is now attended to and a clean up of the area has been undertaken.
Following residents’ raising with me concerns about problems with the sewer in City Road (between Blyth Street and Milnbank Road), I immediately raised the matter with Scottish Water. Waste water appeared to be pouring from the ground.
Scottish Water has responded very promptly and advised me :
“I can confirm we will be attending tonight to remove a large ball of rags which is causing the sewer to choke. We will also carry out a clean up of the area.
I can confirm the sewer has not collapsed.”
During heavy rainfall and high tides, we believe the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) in this area is unable to spill to the nearby watercourse and as a result backs up the system and discharges at Riverside Drive. A CSO is a relief point when it is raining and allows a controlled discharge to a suitable watercourse to prevent flooding. We are currently arranging for the CSO to be jetted to ensure it is able to operate at full capacity.
Once this work is carried out we will continue to monitor the flooding at this location to determine if any further work is required. It is also very important that customers phone our customer helpline on 0845 601 8855 whenever there is any sewage spilling from the sewers as we can arrange for the area to be cleaned up as quickly as possible, This will also help us monitor the extent and frequency of the problem at this location.
I will update you again once a date for this work is known. If you have any questions regarding the above work please do not hesitate to contact me.”
Our engineers will use the latest slip-lining method, in order to keep disruption to a minimum. Slip-lining involves easing the new durable, plastic pipe into the existing water main, which in itself provides a robust outer protection.
In order to keep traffic disruption to a minimum, we will only be working one section at a time. The letter below has been sent to local residents and further notices will be sent regarding the planned interruptions to supply :Dear Customer,
Further to my letter dated 29th July 2010, I am writing to you as promised with an update on the work to replace the water mains in Thomson Street.
How this affects you
Work is planned to start on 23rd August and last for approximately 4 weeks. During this time it will be necessary to close Thomson Street to allow all work to be carried out as safely as possible. Work will be carried out in 3 sections and access will be maintained for 2 of the 3 sections of Thomson Street at any one time.
Work at section 1 will start on 23rd August followed by sections 2 and 3. Details of each of the 3 sections are as follows:
• Section 1 – Top of Thomson Street to 22/24a Thomson Street
• Section 2 – 22/24a Thomson Street to 46d Thomson Street
• Section 3 – 46d Thomson Street to Bottom of Thomson Street
Each section will take approximately 10 days to complete and an interruption to your water supply is required to connect your property to the new water main. Please be aware that the duration of each section may change depending on the progress of the work.
What do you need to know
Due to the nature of the water network, some properties will require more than 1 interruption. You will be given 48hrs notice of any supply interruptions.
Working hours will be Monday to Friday 07.30 to 18.00 hrs. No weekend working is anticipated at this stage.
Our contractor Morrison Construction will also assist with bin collections for each section when it is closed for our work. Bins should be taken out as normal where Morrison Construction will assist with moving bins to appropriate areas for collection.
Ally Mitchell from Morrison Construction will be available during working hours to provide assistance and can be contacted on 07809 530642. Any out of hours issues, please call our Customer Helpline detailed below.
We will make all reasonable efforts to minimise disruption.
We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we complete these essential works. If you have any questions or requirements about Scottish Water or the project, please call our Customer Helpline on 0845 601 8855 quoting reference “Capital/400797/MRN”
Dundee City Council propose to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose of facilitating water and gas mains replacement works . The Order is expected to be in force for eighteen weeks from 23 August 2010 . Its maximum duration in terms of the Act is eighteen months.
The effect of the Order is to prohibit temporarily all vehicular traffic in Thomson Street from Perth Road to Magdalen Yard Road.
Access for residents will be maintained where possible.
An alternative route will be available via Perth Road , Windsor Street and Magdalen Yard Road.
Please forward any comments you may have regarding this proposal to the Network Management Team, City Development Department, Tayside House, Crichton Street , Dundee , no later than five working days prior to the commencement date. If you have any queries please contact the City Council on 433082.
I appreciate the obvious inconvenience caused to customers and during such incidents we advise customers to run their kitchen tap for a couple of minutes until the water runs clear.”
* I managed to attend most of today’s workshop on Improving Children’s Services in Dundee. I asked a question of the City Council’s Assistant Chief Executive about aligned/shared budgets. You can read more on Dundee children’s services at http://www.everybodysjob.co.uk/.
* Later, I attended a briefing on Fairtrade in Dundee. I am raising Fairtrade issues with the City Council’s Chief Executive.
* I attended a site visit with residents, Scottish Water representatives and the City Council’s engineers, about damaged and noisy manhole covers on Perth Road. This was a very productive meeting and repairs are promised.
* I met with the City Council’s Public Safety Officer about three derelict buildings in Roseangle – I raised residents’ concerns about their condition.
* The Chief Executive of Dundee City Council e-mailed me late today as follows :
“I am writing to advise you, as a matter of courtesy, that after careful consideration of a wide variety of factors , I have decided as Returning Officer that the count for the 2010 General Election shall occur immediately after the poll closes, with the declaration as soon as practicable thereafter.”
I am one of a (probable minority) group of people who think a Friday count makes far more sense … Less tired council staff and party representatives = a more efficient and fair count.
“Work finished on site on Friday, 2 weeks ahead of schedule. We have met with the council to discuss reinstatement works to the park area and they will provide a quotation to carry out these works when the weather permits. The contractor has now removed everything from site apart from the fencing around the area disturbed with the construction works as this section of the park is very soft underfoot.”
Scottish Water’s Warm Pipes campaign has been a great success in the last few years and you will see this being re-launched for winter 2009 in early December.
The key message of our campaign is to ensure that all householders are aware of how they can take steps to heat, insulate and protect their homes in this colder weather. Our Warm Pipes campaign offers a number of easy steps to help people beat the cold and wrap up their homes this winter.
Scottish Water’s Customer Service Delivery Director, Peter Farrer (pictured below with Anne-Marie) is calling on customers to protect their home this winter in order to avoid the misery caused by burst pipes:
“With Christmas around the corner, we are encouraging householders to wrap up their pipes as well as their presents. Winters have been milder of late, but there’s no telling when temperatures could suddenly plummet.
“The real problems start when temperatures begin to rise again after a cold snap. This can lead to pipes expanding and bursting. That’s why we want customers to get prepared now so that they can enjoy the festive season.
“There can be nothing more chilling than coming home to find your home ankle deep in freezing water and your furniture, carpets and beds all ruined because of a burst pipe. If people follow our simple steps now to heat, insulate and protect their homes, then they can enjoy peace of mind that their home is wrapped up for winter, which in turn will help to reduce the risk of any repair bills for burst pipes.”
For copies of our Warm Pipes leaflet, poster and contact card, which each provide advice and tips on how to protect your home visitwww.scottishwater.co.uk/warmpipes.
Members of your community will also have the chance to receive a free fridge thermometer magnet, if they are one of the first to request warm pipes information from Scottish Water direct.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your community a safe and happy festive season. “
Anne-Marie Dewar, Regional Community Manager and Peter Farrer, Customer Service Delivery Director