Tree works set to begin along the river Leven

Tree removal works near to the River Leven will be carried out to protect a main sewer pipeline serving Levenmouth Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW).


The work which will be carried out by site operator, CELTS who operate Levenmouth WWTW on behalf of Scottish Water, will start on Monday 25th March and last up to 4 weeks.


It will involve removing approximately a 200m strip of trees on the bank side of the footpath leading up to Sawmill Bridge. Many of these trees are in poor health and their roots have been found to be at risk of damaging the main large diameter sewer pipeline.


During the work, the section of footpath between Methilhaven Road and Sawmill Bridge at Elm Park will be closed and pedestrians are advised to follow the pavements next to the road to bypass the closure.


Once the works have been completed, a planting plan to support local biodiversity will be developed and delivered over the summer. 


To ensure the safety of the public during these works, fencing and signage will be put up around the working area. 


A Scottish Water spokesperson said;


"This essential work will help protect the main sewer pipeline serving the treatment works at Levenmouth for years to come.


Scottish Water recognises the importance of biodiversity and natural spaces and are committed to ensuring that the area is left in a good condition so it can continue to be a community asset."

Image showing tree removal locations

For illustrative purposes

Trees to be removed along River Leven