Scottish Water Invests £4m in Scottish Borders

14 March 2018

Communities in the Scottish Borders are to benefit from Scottish Water investment worth £4m to improve the water quality and resilience of supplies. 

The project, which begins on Monday 19 March, and carried out by alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), involves the installation of seven kilometres of new water mains pipe from near Newstead to Earlston.  

The work is to improve the security of water supply in Earlston and the surrounding area, ensuring that customers continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water now and in the future. 

The project will be carried out in stages and is expected to take around 8 months to complete.  

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “The installation of the new water main will improve the current water quality and add capacity into our network.   

“Customers in the area may see a disruption to their water supply for periods during the project but anyone affected will be notified at least 48 hours in advance. Temporary traffic lights and road traffic management will be required on the A68, we will keep the local community informed as this progresses and will try to keep disruption from construction equipment to a minimum where possible. 

“We appreciate the patience and understanding of customers in Howden and Earlston as we look to deliver a project that ensures Scottish Water can continue to provide clean, fresh drinking water long into the future.”