First Phase of Million Pound Flooding Project Complete

21 July 2023
David Dale Avenue Sewer Flooding

David Dale Avenue

The new upgraded sewer will help to prevent properties being flooded internally and externally.

We have completed the first phase of a project that will alleviate the majority of sewer flooding issues on a street in Stewarton, East Ayrshire.

Properties along David Dale Avenue in Stewarton have been prone to internal and external sewer flooding during periods of heavy rain. A new upgraded section of sewer pipe has now been installed, increasing the capacity of the local network making it less prone to overflowing.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west said: “This has been a complex project to design and deliver.

“We have had to balance the requirements of the engineering design with the needs of the local community, especially in an area of mature woodland that is of huge importance.

“We would like to thank stakeholders and residents for their co-operation throughout the project.”

David Dale Avenue Sewer Flooding

Traffic management had been in place since May 2023

David Dale Avenue Sewer Flooding

A section of the new sewer runs through woodland

Temporary over-pumping had been in place to protect properties while the work was carried out.

A section of David Dale Avenue near to its junction with Fleming Drive was also closed to allow the new sewer to be installed when work began in May of this year.

Georgina added: “We are developing the final design for the second phase of this project which will address issues being experienced by some customers around the nearby Lainshaw Primary School.

“Sewer flooding causes disruption and distress whenever it happens and that is why we are investing many millions of pounds across the country in projects like this.”