Burncrooks Water Improvements
Pictures captured of some of our stakeholders on a recent visit to our construction site
What are we doing?
Scottish Water is investing in a multi-million pound project to ensure water quality to thousands of people in parts of East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and West Stirlingshire areas by changing the source of their water supply from Burncrooks WTW to Milngavie WTW.
The main activity on site is pipe installation, the majority of which is within private land. This will continue through the summer and autumn months. To date we have installed around 2.7 miles of the 8 miles twin 560mm diameter pipeline.
Bankell Pumping Station The external structure of the pumping station building has been completed with internal fitting to commence later in the year.
Stockiemuir Road Pipe installation work will commence in a section of Stockiemuir Road around mid-September. This will take 1 week to complete.
What does the project involve?
There are three key components of the project:
- Pumping station at Bankell Service Reservoir
- Transfer main from Bankell Service Reservoir to Baljaffray Service Reservoir
- Rising main from Baljaffray Service Reservoir to connect to the south of the Carbeth DMA
During the first phase of the project, which started in May, Scottish Water and CWA have installed about 2000 metres of two parallel stretches of new water main between Mugdock Road and Strathblane Road in Milngavie, 720 metres of the same along Mugdock Road and 220 metres in Strathblane Road outside of the project site offices at Bankell.
The pipeline sections were welded together in 130 metre-long “strings” which were laid out end-to-end and joined together and then, following excavation, laid into the trench. Meanwhile, preparatory work for the construction of a pumping station at Bankell off of Strathblane Road, Milngavie is progressing.
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