Water of Leith
- We are improving Edinburgh's waste water systems with a multi-million pound investment. The project will improve the environment around the Water of Leith. Our alliance partners amey Black and Veatch (aBV) will be carrying out the work.
- Once complete, this new infrastructure will help prevent items which are wrongly flushed down the toilet - from overflowing into the Water of Leith
- The project requires upgrade work to various Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) at 14 locations along or near the Water of Leith.
- We will be updating these project pages as the project progresses.
What we are doing
The work includes the installation of new pipework, chambers and screens to reduce the risk of sewage related debris entering the Water of Leith and removing the Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharges (UIDs) thus improving the aesthetics and reducing the environmental impact of storm overflows on the Water of Leith. This will result in an improved watercourse for all its users.
Work started in July 2020 and overall the combined projects are expected to take around 2 years to complete.
Water of Leith
Over the next 2 years we are investing to help improve the environment around the Water of Leith
Current and Up-coming Projects:
Click on individual links for more information about the projects. Please note that all dates/timescales are approximate and are subject to change. Covid restrictions and bad weather have caused delays to some projects.
When: Work due to start early July. Expected duration: 6 months
What: New CSO chamber with static screen and new headwall which will join to existing outfall to Water of Leith
Balerno Bridge CSO
When: Main Construction Start: project currently under review - start on site TBD.
What: New CSO chambers with static screen and associated pipework. New outfall and headwall
When: Work Started - 12th October 2020. Expected Completion: June 2021
What: New CSO chamber with powered screen and associated pipework. New outfall and headwall. New access road needed from the Water of Leith Walkway
Old Mill CSO
When: Work started - 3rd August2020. Expected completion: June 2021
What: New CSO chamber. New CSO chamber with static screen. New pipework and outfall with headwall. There will be diversions along the pathway for walkers & cyclists
Currie Bowling Club
When: Work started January 2021. Expected duration: 52 weeks
What: New CSO chamber with powered screen and associated pipework. New outfall and headwall
When: Works due to start in June for around 7 months - TBC
What: New CSO chamber with powered screen and associated pipework and outfall to connect into existing culvert