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Inverclyde and Renfrewshire Mains Upgrade

Work to install about 12.5 miles of new water mains between Greenock Water Treatment Works (WTW) and customers in Kilmacolm and Lochwinnoch is about to start in Greenock on the 29th November 2016. The project is to improve water quality in these areas and is expected to be completed by late 2017. Most of the pipework will be laid through fields to reduce the impact to our customers.

The work will involve the following:

  • Installation of three miles of new water main from Whinhill Service Reservoir in Greenock to Dougliehill Service Reservoir
  • Construction of a new pumping station at Whinhill Service Reservoir to pump water from there to Dougliehill Service Reservoir and another at Burnbrae near Quarrier’s Village
  • Installation of three miles of water mains from Dougliehill reservoir to Kilmacolm, which will tie in to the existing water mains in the village

Update 30th January 2017:

Work to upgrade the water mains is starting on Kilmacolm Road on the 13th February 2017 for 4 months. We will be working jointly with Scottish Power, who are also laying power cables at the same time, to reduce the impact on the community.

From the 20th February there will be stop go signs on Dougliehill Road for approximately 1 week. This is to enable the installation of water pipes across Dougliehill Road.

Road Closure

A road closure on Auchmountain/Kilmacolm Road will take effect from 27th February for around 3 weeks and a lane closure for east bound traffic lights will be in place on Kilmacolm Road from Leven Road to Glenbrae Road. There will be temporary traffic lights and parking restriction in place at this time. Please follow all signs put in place.

 We will keep the community updated with information of the traffic management and affected customers will be notified in advance of any planned interruption to their water supply.

Knocknairshill traffic management