06 September 2021
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Major Mains Improvement Work, Bowmore06 September 2021
Work is due to get underway on Monday 11 October 2021, to replace almost four miles of water main on many streets across the town to help prevent bursts on the network.
Our £3m investment project will replace water pipes in many streets across the town.
Now, customers and visitors planning to travel to the island, home to the famous Bowmore distillery since 1779, can access information about the project via the Bowmore Water Mains Improvement Project, including meeting the project team, video fly-throughs to show the scope of the work and to ask any questions about the work.
“This major upgrade work is vital to add resilience to the water network for the future and help reduce the chance of pipes bursting.”Georgina Reid
Corporate Affairs Manager
This vital project, to replace aging infrastructure, will be delivered in phases by local contractors McFadyens Contractors (Campbeltown) Ltd and is expected to take around 18 months to complete.
Traffic management, which may include temporary traffic lights, will be in place as required as the works progress across the town. All traffic management has been agreed in liaison with Argyll & Bute Council.
Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager for the west, said: “Some of the water mains serving our customers in Bowmore are over 100 years old now and there were a number of bursts on the network.
“This major upgrade work is vital to add resilience to the water network for the future and help reduce the chance of pipes bursting.
“We would like to thank our customers and visitors to Islay for their patience while we deliver this important water main improvement project.”
The latest traffic management information, and links to take the virtual tour, can be found via the link below: