Marchmont Road FAQs
Marchmont Road FAQs
During severe events, the tank will store the water which will then be pumped back into the sewer network once safe to do so
We will ensure that the area of the grass, road and pavements that we will have been working on will be reinstated. The new sewer infrastructure will be located underground. There is however a requirement for two kiosks to house controls which is required to be located above ground. The proposed dimensions are: - 1.6 (L)m x(W)0.7m x(H)1.3m and 3.2 (L)m x(W)0.8m x(H)1.7m.
The grassed areas will be top soiled seeded upon completion. We will have to wait for the grass growing season to allow the grass to fully regrow
We appreciate that there will be impact to residents near the works and thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we carry out the essential works.
We are prefabricating parts of the tank offsite to help reduce the time we spend onsite and therefore reduce the overall programme
No - As Scottish Water is a publicly owned company which provides essential services to its customers, it has the right to carry out work of this kind where it is needed to maintain necessary infrastructure and protect the environment. In doing so, we seek to minimise disruption as far as we can, but unfortunately the position of key infrastructure in this case means that there is no way to avoid constructing the chamber at this location.
The work we are carrying out (and other work which takes place all over Scotland) is funded by the water and waste water charges which all customers pay; and is planned to make sure that we can continue to deliver reliable water and waste water services on an efficient basis. This means that, while we seek to avoid, minimise or mitigate disruption where we reasonably can, we are not able to pay individual customers for inconvenience, such as additional noise/disruption which they experience.
We will be setting up monitoring equipment to continuously monitor the noise and vibration during the works to ensure we are working in the appropriate levels zone for the British Standard. Where there are particular circumstances which customers wish to raise with us, we would always encourage them to contact us.