Lanarkshire Water Network Improvements
Scottish Water is undertaking a programme of works to investigate and eliminate potential risks to the water network caused by isolated sections of main which are no longer in use but are not fully abandoned. The water quality issues experienced in Bathgate in June 2015 was an example of what can occur when a main is not fully abandoned. Scottish Water is now working to reduce the risk of this happening again.
To do this, we will be working across the Lanarkshire area (postcodes G33, G67, G69, G71, G72, G74, G76, ML1, ML10, ML11, ML5, ML7, ML8). The work will involve digging trial holes to confirm the status of the water pipes.
On the 7th September we will be starting work on Airbles Farm Road, Motherwell for approximately 6 days. This work will require a section of this road to be closed. Please follow all diversion signs in place.
We will aim to minimise disruption to our customers as much as possible by completing works within five days. Depending on what we find, there is a possibility our contractor may need to return at a later date.
While we carry you this work you may experience a change in water pressure and/or discoloured water. If this happens don’t be alarmed, turn on the cold water tap in your kitchen, let the water flow slowly until it runs clear.