Water works for Clarkston

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CLARKSTON is set for a £80,000 cash injection to upgrade and improve water supplies.

Scottish Water is rolling out a new project in the area, which it says will improve “security of supply” to customers by replacing old cast-iron water pipes with new plastic ones.

This will reduce the risk of pipe bursts and, according to the authority, aid the provision of clearer, fresher drinking water to 100 homes in the Clarkston area.

Operations manager Jim Hassan commented: “We are delighted to be starting this project in the Clarkston area.

“This investment is part of Scottish Water’s ongoing commitment to improving our service to customers in the Glasgow area and throughout Scotland”.

The work – being carried out by contractors Fastflow Services Ltd – will involve the replacement of 700 metres of water pipes on Eastwoodmains Road, between Williamwood train station and Clarkston Toll.

This is expected to take up to four weeks, starting from June 18. East Renfrewshire council will then carry out resurfacing work on the road.

Motorists who regularly use the road will be affected, as there will be traffic management measures in place and road closures between junctions with Drumby Crescent and Drumby Drive, each lasting five days.

Scottish Water has also warned customers that there may be some disruption to their water supply, although those affected will be notified 48 hours in advance, as well as low pressure and discolouration, which they say will finish after running the cold water tap for an extended time.

Regional manager Mark Maclaren added: “Scottish Water would like to thank customers and road users in the area in advance, for their understanding and cooperation while we complete this essential work.

“We are sure they will appreciate that any short-term inconvenience is far outweighed by the long-term benefits this investment in our infrastructure will deliver”