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Earlston Investment Update

So far we have installed over 2km of new mains and are on track to complete the work by October. As part of the project and to increase efficiency our alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) are using a technique horizontal directional drilling to install the main.

This method is a minimal impact trenchless method of installing underground pipe and means less road surface has to be excavated to install the water main. Launching and receiving pits replace the need for a traditional construction trench, resulting in faster, less intrusive work, leading to quicker reinstatement of the road surface.

In this project this technique has avoided the closure of the A68 and further disruption to local communities and commuters.

Scottish Water’s £4m investment to install a 7km new water mains pipe from Newstead to Earlston to improve drinking water quality, and a resilient supply to ensure that customers continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water now and in the future.