Water work complete
Published 26 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
A £500,000 project to improve water quality across Alexandria has now been completed.
Scottish Water says more than 8,000 people in parts of the Vale of Leven are now receiving clearer-fresher drinking water.
Customers benefiting from the investment include about 3,800 in the Levenvale and Tullichewan area, 2,800 in the Dalmonach and Vale of Leven area, and 1,700 in the Cardross area.
The project involved the upgrading of more than two miles of water mains in parts of the network of pipes served by the Overton Water Treatment Works.
Scottish Water's investment in stretches of the local network of pipes has made the mains more robust and so less likely to suffer from bursts, which can lead to temporary loss of supply to customers.
The new stretches of pipe are also helping to improve the quality of water provided to customers' taps.
The work, which started in October 2011, was carried out for Scottish Water by contractors George Leslie.
Jim Hassan, Scottish Water's operations manager, said: "Completion of this latest project in the area is very welcome news.
"Scottish Water has invested in improvements at the Overton Water Treatment Works in recent years and this latest project has significantly improved parts of the network of pipes which takes water from the WTW to our customers' taps in parts of the Vale of Leven.
"This investment in our infrastructure will help ensure a supply of clear, fresh drinking water for years to come and we are sure that customers in the area will be very pleased with the improvements."
Paul Campbell, the project manager, added: "Much of the work in the affected parts of the Vale of Leven involved a plastic lining being put inside the old mains.
"There was no major disruption to the water supply during the work in the area, although there were, by necessity, some short, planned interruptions to allow the work to be completed.
"We tried to minimise any impact on customers where possible and to give notice and relevant advice to anyone who was affected."
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 25 May 12
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