What we are doing

We are investing to improve the water environment around Lord Ancrum Woods in Easthouses, Mid Lothian. 

This investment will involve the upgrading of the sewer infrastructure including a new Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) with a powered screen, control kiosk and outfall pipe. 

When we will working

We are currently on-site carrying out boreholes to investigate the ground conditions ahead of planned main construction works. 

Main construction is expected to start sometime in the new year, depending on the outcomes of the borehole/investigation works.

Why we are doing this

This investment will help to improve the water environment in the Mary Burn by preventing items that are wrongly flushed into our sewers such as wet wipes, sanitary items and other sewage related debris. 

For more information on what CSOs are and how they work see the FAQ in the links below: