We are working together with Perth & Kinross Council to identify ways to understand and address the drainage issues affecting the Feus Road / Crieff Road area of Perth.  Historic computer models we use to plan changes were not fit for purpose and we are now working together with SEPA and the Perth & Kinross Council on an Integrated Catchment Study.  We also have sewer rehabilitation work underway in the area.

Integrated Catchment Study 

A significant investment is currently underway to conduct an integrated catchment study (ICS) across Perth City and surrounding areas. The aim of the ICS is to create a detailed hydraulic model of the above and below ground drainage systems, which can be used to understand the causes of flooding across the Perth City catchment area. 

The survey work which will provide the foundation for the ICS is now complete. This survey data has been used via specialist software to create a comprehensive network model showing how the underground sewer system integrates with the above ground watercourse and drainage networks. 

The next milestone of this project is due in autumn 2019 when Scottish Water, Perth & Kinross Council and SEPA meet with the modellers to ensure the new model replicates the flooding events that we know have occurred in the past. We will start to see the outputs of this model towards the end of the year. Once we see the outputs of the ICS, we will be able to commence with the next phase of work which will look at potential further actions to reduce the risk of flooding. It is difficult at this stage to give timescales for the delivery of potential longer term solutions, as these may require a significant scale of engineering works.

Sewer Rehabilitation Works

We are renewing sections of the sewer in Albany Terrace.  Much of the work will be possible using a re-lining method which enables sections of sewer to be renewed via the existing manholes, without widespread excavation of the road surface. However, some localised excavation will be needed, as well as improvements to some connections and additional survey work. The work is expected to take place in late autumn 2019 and is expected to last for around 3 weeks. The work is being carried out by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Amey Black and Veatch.

How this work may affect you

As Albany Terrace is relatively narrow, any work on the sewer is likely to require the closure of part of the road and some restrictions on parking. Scottish Water and aBV will endeavour to keep disruption for residents to a minimum while the work is carried out and will contact residents directly with further information once final dates are confirmed.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.

Supporting you during Flooding Events

Scottish Water has a sensor in the sewer at Feus Road to monitor sewer levels. High sewer levels can indicate an increased flood risk. Upon an alert to high sewer levels at Feus Road our Sewer Response team aims to have an engineer on site as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, as levels can rise very quickly, we can't guarantee that they will be on site prior to any flooding occurring. 


Flooding FAQs

Flooding is usually caused by prolonged or heavy rainfall, typically in the form of severe localised storms, that can overwhelm the drainage system. For more more information on this See our Factsheet on sewer flooding

To report a flooding incident which appears to be contaminated with sewage phone our Customer Helpline on 0800 0778 778. To find out more about waste water flooding see our Waste Water Flooding booklet

Scottish Water is working with key partners to reduce the impact of flooding. The responsibilities surrounding flooding are varied, and at present a number of agencies have responsibility for dealing with different aspects of flooding in Scotland.

To find out more visit our flooding pages.

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 Find more information about waste water flooding in our Factsheets and Leaflets section

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