Scottish Water are investing £1.3million to upgrade the water pipes in Moffat to ensure customers continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water.

Part of the water network has been deemed to be coming to the end of its operational lifespan and we will be replacing around 6.6km. When the project is completed it will greatly improve the resilience of the supply and will reduce the chance of pipes bursting.

The work is set to begin Monday 24th of July for approximately 53 weeks, estimated to finish July 2024.

The project will be delivered by Caledonian Water Alliance and they will be replacing the water mains in phases to minimise disruption. They will begin on Barnhill Lane, before making their way – on a rolling programme – into Barnhill Bridge, passed Oakriggside, North Newmills, The Lodge, Holmfield Cottage, Dumcrieff Cottage, going between private land and the road before completing the works on Old Carlisle Road at Primrose Cottage.

We will require roads to be closed in order for us to work safely. Some diversions and access or parking restrictions may also be necessary at time. All traffic management has been agreed with Dumfries and Galloway Council. As each phase progresses, advanced signage will be put up advance of each closure which will detail when the road will be closed and for how long. I have attached an image which details impacted roads.

There may be a need to temporarily turn off customers water for short durations during the work, but all households and businesses affected will be given advance warning of this and advice as to how best to be prepared in advance.

We thank customers and road-users for the coorperation during these works.