Here at Scottish Water, we are committed to working with communities and councils to reduce the risk of flooding and improve the environment. We have launched an online survey to gather Prestwick residents’ views on proposed measures to help improve rainwater management in and around St Ninians Park.

While proposals are at an early stage, together with South Ayrshire Council, we hope to tackle flooding in the area by harnessing nature.

The idea is to manage rainwater at – or close to – ground level reducing the need for large below-ground pipes. Proposed measures include rain gardens, trees and permeable paving. These measures can help reduce the volume of rain water entering into the sewer system and provide an opportunity to help to increase biodiversity, making the area more attractive and supporting nature. 

Artists impression of street raingarden

Street Raingarden

An artists impression of proposals for a raingarden shows how rainwater can be managed at street level.

A community drop-in event focusing on these proposals is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 April at St Ninans Park, Bellevue Road, Prestwick KA9 1NW, from 11:00am – 2:00pm. We welcome members of the community along to hear more about the proposals and give our team some feedback.  

Have Your Say

If you live in Prestwick, please take 5 mins to complete our online survey here. Feedback from the local community is integral to the development of our proposals. 

Click here for survey