Scottish Water Complete Bilston Work Six Weeks Ahead of Schedule

03 April 2018
Bilston work complete six weeks early

Work Finished Early

Good news for community as work to reduce risk of bursts in Bilston has come to an end.

A £600,000 project to upgrade aging water pipes in Bilston has been completed six weeks ahead of schedule. 

The work to reduce the risk of bursts and ensure Scottish Water customers continue to receive the highest quality water possible began in November and was set to last until mid-May. 

It has now finished – despite work being temporarily halted as a result of the recent snowy weather. 

A total of 3.8km of pipes were laid as part of the upgrade the replace or re-line old cast iron mains to make sure customers continue to receive clear, fresh water. Scottish Water’s Alliance Partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) out the work. 

The project involved major traffic management including road closures, diversions and the use of temporary traffic lights on the busy Seafield Moor Road (A703) and Seafield Road (A701) and commuters are thanked for their patience during the works. 

A CWA spokeswoman said: “We completed this project well in advance of the proposed date. This was down to having good communications with Midlothian Council’s roads department and the skills of our sub-contractor R4 Utilities workforce in this type of work.” 

“The inclement weather cost approximately two weeks of productivity so we would have completed even sooner had the weather remained dry.” 

A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: “Customers are at the heart of everything we do at and we understand roadworks can be frustrating for commuters.  

“We want to thank drivers and commuters impacted by traffic measures used in this project for their patience while this essential upgrade to the water network took place.”