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Elmvale Row

Elmvale Row site- August 2016

Update: January 2017


Scottish Water and aBV have completed a £12.5m project to tackle flooding that has affected 34 properties in  the Elmvale Row area 

Grass seeding of the landscaped areas is proposed to take place in early spring at the start of the growing season.

The project included the installation of two giant storage tanks, providing 13,500 cubic metres of storm water storage in the sewer network to alleviate the surcharging of the sewer system.  The tanks, which were pictured from a 140 feet tall crane during their construction, are now invisible to people at ground level after the grassy area that existed before the project began was reinstated and prepared for landscaping and the installation of public paths and shrubbery in due course.

Properties in the Elmvale Row area have experienced recurring problems with flooding for a number of years, including flooding to garages, car parks and roadways.

The risk of this happening again has been substantially reduced with the completion of the two-year project, which is part of Scottish Water’s investment to improve river water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries and alleviate sewer flooding.

To minimise the risk of flooding, amey Black & Veatch Scottish Water’s delivery partners, installed new storm storage that included the two large circular tanks, which are each about 25 metres (82 feet) in diameter and 18 metres (60 feet) deep. Pumps were installed in the tanks to form a storm return system which will return the storm water stored in the tanks back into the sewer system once the storm conditions have abated. A control kiosk was installed beside the tanks. The project also included the upsizing of about 400 metres of waste water pipes in Elmvale Row, Elmvale Street, Ratho Drive, Fernbank Street and Hawthorn Street. More than 12,000 tonnes of material, including rock, was removed from the project site to level the ground before construction started.

The final stages of work included the installation of channel kerbs in Elmvale Row and Fernbank Street, which have created additional storage capacity for excess rain water from the road gullies.

To view pictures of the early stages of the Elmvale Row project click here.

To view pictures of Keith Brown MSP's visit to the Elmvale Row project click here.

For videos on the Elmvale Row project
click here.


For documents on this project please see below.

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Update on Our Investment in Glasgow - Summer/Autumn 2015

29/09/2015
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The area’s waste water infrastructure, a complex system of subterranean pipes, storage tanks and overflows on which daily life depends, is receiving a makeover - a rather big makeover.

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Elmvale Row Press Release 27th January 2016

27/01/2016
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The transformation of some of Greater Glasgow’s most important infrastructure, including a major flooding project in Springburn, is progressing deep beneath the city streets, as Keith Brown MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, saw today.

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Elmvale Row Newsletter 1

06/07/2015
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The first newsletter on the Elmvale Row project.

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Elmvale Row work starts

06/07/2015
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Press release about the work starting at Elmvale Row.
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Glasgow Waste Water Upgrade Work

06/07/2015
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Scottish Water is undertaking a £250 million, five-year programme of work which will continue to improve river water quality and the natural environment of the River Clyde.