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Our work in Kilmun to upgrade the sewer network and help enhance the water quality in the Firth of Clyde started in late September 2017. Scottish Water’s delivery partner amey Black and Veatch has completed the excavation and installation of the first septic tank in Kilmun at Hillrig/Duncan’s Cottage. Work is now ongoing to construct the associated pipework. 

The work on the Shore Road (A815) in Kilmun outside the properties Hillrig/Duncan’s Cottage is expected to last until the end of June 2018. There has been a delay in completing the work due to the discovery of an uncharted electrical cable and higher than anticipated rock levels. The location of the uncharted services has meant that we have had to put in control measures to work around the services. This has restricted our work in this area.

In total, there are three upgrade locations in Kilmun and one in Strone. After we have completed work at Hillrig/Duncan’s Cottage, work will move onto Strone at the end of June 2018. This phase of work is expected to last around 16 weeks.  

Once work is completed in Strone, we will return to Kilmun (in Winter 2018) to upgrade the final two locations; at Lagganbhuie for around 10 weeks, followed by the final phase of work at Alderburn for around 10 weeks.

We have been working in collaboration with Argyll and Bute Highways to help reduce the impact of the works on the community. Work has been phased to reduce the impact on journeys along the A880. We have designed the new infrastructure to ensure that all work can be done under single lane closures meaning all routes will remain open and no full road closures are required.    

Scottish Water thanks local residents and commuters for their understanding and cooperation whilst these essential works are carried out.

The images below show the area of works (represented by the red rectangle). Please note that this is just approximate.

Area of works in KilmunArea of works in Kilmun