Major Lanark Investment Progressing Well

24 February 2022
Our £2.5 million investment project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Lanark is making good progress.
Aerial shot of work area in Lanark

Tackling Flooding

New infrastructure being built as part of this major investment will help reduce the risk of sewer flooding. This photo shows the scale of our works in Wellgate Car Park. 

Scottish Water’s alliance partner amey-binnies is delivering the project which involves the installation of a new storm storage tank and larger pipes to increase the capacity of the existing sewer running along Bernard’s Wynd. 

The build of the underground storm tank at Wellgate car park is largely complete, with some final remedial works required. During times of heavy rainfall, excess water will spill into this new tank and be stored there before being pumped back into the sewer once water levels there are low again.

Works on the main sewer pipe installation are due to begin in Bernard’s Wynd at the end of March.  

All traffic management arrangements and local diversions have been agreed in liaison with South Lanarkshire Council. Road users and the local community are thanked for their patience.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager for the west, said: “Any short-term disruption will far outweigh the long-term benefits we’ll achieve here once this project has been fully completed. 

“We’d once again like to thank the local community and businesses for their continued co-operation and understanding while we deliver these essential works. We will continue to work with you to ensure this remains the case.”

The investment project is due for completion at the end of July 2022.