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Edinburgh Sewer Upgrade

Scottish Water have a £1.3M programme of sewer upgrade works which will see repair and improvement work being carried out at over 30 sites across Edinburgh.The work will involve localised repairs and full length re-lining of sewers at multiple sites around Edinburgh.

There will be some traffic disruption while we carry out these works but it will vary depending on the location and nature of the works. There will be some road closures and parking and access may also be affected. However, we will engage affected customers throughout the project. 

Update: 21 March 2017

  • Thorburn Road: work due to start on Sunday 26th March for a duration of approx. 2 days
  • Craigleith Rise: work due to start on Monday 3rd April for a duration of approx. 2 days
  • Cotlands Avenue: Re-scheduled works due to start 5th April for approx. 2 days
  • Kingsknow Place: work due to start 5th Aril for approx. 2 days
  • Caroline Terrace: Works have been partly completed though additional works are planned for 7th April for approx. 2 days
  • Harlaw Bank: works due to start on 7th April for appox. 2 days
  • Blackford Avenue: Investigaton work planned for 9th April and main works expected to start on 11th April for approx. 3 days
  • Stevenson Road: Re-scheduled work is now planned for 10th April for approx. 2 days

Key Facts:

Work Started on 27th January and is expected to take around 6 months to complete.

The duration of works at individual sites will vary depending on the type and complexity of the works proposed. Some will take up between 1 day or a week and some will take several weeks with the longest phase being 7 weeks.

We will be communicating with all affected customers as the programme progresses and we will be regularly updating this page.

All works are weather dependent and the programme dates will be subject to change. We would like to thank our customers in advance for their patience while we carry out these essential upgrades.

We also have a Facebook page for all the sewer works that are happening in Edinburgh. This can be found here: