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Project Overview

We are investing £840k to upgrade the water network serving customers in and around the Bixter & Sandsound.

The project, which is expected to be complete by Summer 2023 , will see almost 3.8km of existing water mains replaced. 

At a Glance

  • Water network upgrade
  • £840k investment
  • Delivered by CWA and Tulloch Developments Ltd
  • Approx. 6-7months to deliver


RCI Bixter Water Main Upgrade

Investing in the network in Bixter and Sandsound

Why We Are Doing This 

This project will ensure we can continue to provide customers in the area with fresh, clear great tasting water for years to come, as well as providing a more reliable service and reducing the chance of burst on the network.

What We are Doing

Work to replace the water main, will started on the A971, in early January 2023 and will move, on a rolling programme along A971, before completing the works close to Bixter Fire Station. This programme of work is expected to be completed within approx. 28 weeks.

To allow work to be completed safety, traffic management measures will be in place, including the use of temporary traffic lights, diversions and some access and parking restrictions. These will be well signposted in advance. Please follow all signs put in place.

The project may also involve some short, planned interruptions to water supplies in the area as new sections of water main are brought into service, but efforts will be made to keep this to a minimum. Residents and businesses will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of any planned interruption affecting their supply.  

We appreciate that the need for traffic management measures and the potential for planned interruptions to water supplies as work progresses may cause some inconvenience but our team on site will do all they can to keep this to a minimum.

The project is being delivered on Scottish Water’s behalf by alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and Tulloch Developments Ltd.

Our thanks to those affected for their patience and understanding while the project is underway.