What We Are Doing
As part of multi-million pound investment across the greater Glasgow area where we have transformed Glasgow's waste water systems, we will are carrying out significant upgrade to the sewer network in the Busby Glen area. This work will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and provide environmental improvements to the local water courses.
Once complete, the new infrastructure will help prevent items which are wrongly flushed down the toilet, such as baby wipes and plastic cotton buds etc. from overflowing into the River White Cart Water. It will also reduce the risk of sewer flooding to properties in the area as well as to Busby Glen Park.
Our alliance partners amey Black and Veatch (aBV) will be carrying out the works.
Latest Update 2022
The remaining work in Busby Glen Park is yet to be completed. Once a cable can be laid to provide power supply to the kiosk and pumps, testing and commissioning, and reinstatement, including hard and soft landscaping, can take place.
Please be assured that Scottish Water, amey Binnies, and East Renfrewshire Council are working together to assist each other where we can and move things along as quickly as possible. We are all keen to bring this park back to the public and sincerely apologise for the delay. A further update on this will be communicated as soon as possible.
A short section of the rising main from Printers Land and beneath the railway arch remains to be completed. A wayleave agreement has been concluded with Network Rail and our work to upgrade the sewer pipes beneath the railway arch is due to begin week commencing Monday 23rd May. It is anticipated to take around six weeks for completion.
While access to the car parks and residential areas at Printers Land will not be impacted by these works, public access through and below the underpass will not be possible for the duration of the works for health and safety reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will work to complete this section as quickly as possible.
We have completed the main bulk of the construction and infrastructure installation work.
We have upgraded the main sewer running from Overlee Playing fields, under railway, down Viaduct Road and into Busby Road.
A pumping station has been constructed in Busby Glen Park.
Upgrades to the sewer pipes running along Cartside Drive have been completed.