Project Overview

Scottish Water and its capital project delivery partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) are carrying out work to investigate and improve the performance of the sewer network in Forfar Loch Country Park.


Since Storm Babet and the period of sustained wet weather which accompanied it, we have identified that the rising main sewer which runs over a distance of around 600 metres from Queenswell Road, skirting the south-east corner of Forfar Loch, is not performing as expected during high flow conditions.


In order to investigate and remedy the situation as quickly as possible, CWA will be installing a temporary overland pipe along the route to enable further investigation and remedial action.

At A Glance

  • Improving sewer performance
  • Proposed start date - April 2024
  • Duration - TBC once initial investigations carried out
  • Work being carried out by Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA)

Image of loch at Forfar Loch Country Park

Sewer improvement work at Forfar Loch Country Park

The work is required so that the sewer network continues to serve customers while protecting the local environment

What Happens Next

From mid-April, heras fencing will be put up along the 600 metre route of the rising main, through the south-eastern corner of Forfar Loch Country Park. This will allow an overland pipe to be installed so that further investigations can take place on the infrastructure underground.

Once these investigations have been completed, we will then be in position to confirm the duration of the remedial work that needs to be carried out. We recognise that work has already taken place within this area in recent years and will seek to minimise the period of disruption as far as we can.

The working area will be fenced off to keep members of the public safe; our team on site will make efforts to minimise impact on footpaths and public amenity as far as possible. 

We would like to thank users of the country park for their patience and understanding while this essential work is carried out to allow the sewer network to continue serving the community while protecting the local environment.