Upgrade to Water Mains Network in Aberfoyle

09 April 2018
Scottish Water is about to begin a major upgrade to its water mains network in Aberfoyle to improve its service for customers. 

The utility is investing almost £1m in a programme of major improvements to part of the local water mains network. This will provide customers with additional resilience and security of supply. 

Caledonia Water Alliance, Scottish Water’s alliance partners, will install a 4km (approx.) stretch of new water main. The entire project is expected to take around six months for completion.  

The first phase of work is set to begin on Monday 16 April and gets under way on land near to Aberfoyle Golf Club. There should be no impact on road users during this phase.  

The project will move on to the next area of the project at the beginning of May 2018, on a section of the A81 east of Aberfoyle, from Braeval to Gartmore. No road closure will be required for this work to be carried out and any necessary road traffic management for this phase will be agreed in full consultation with Stirling Council. Details of these plans will be issued once confirmed.    

The final phase of investment is expected to commence at the beginning of July; on a section of the A81 which runs from Cobleland to Gartartan House, south of Aberfoyle. Again, no road closure will be necessary; temporary road traffic management measures will be put in place at that time.  

Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, said: “This investment follows some bursts on a water main in the area in previous years, largely due to the ageing pipework. It’s vital that this work is undertaken so that our customers can continue to enjoy fresh, clear drinking water, and have water supplies they can rely on.  

“Given that this new investment is to further reduce the risk of disruption by improving our infrastructure, we’re sure that our customers in the area will welcome the news. We’ll do all we can to ensure minimum disruption is caused during the works.”