Scottish Water Proposals to Tackle Annan Flooding Revealed

13 March 2018
Flooding Generic View

Improvement Plan

Flooding proposals for Annan aim to help prevent flooding like this example in the future.

Scottish Water has issued new proposals to tackle flooding in Annan. 

The residents of Rose Street, Charles Street, Greenlea road and Newington Park have been presented with a solution which aims to get to the root cause of their flooding. 

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “This is a significant scheme which we hope will go some way to rectifying the flooding the community has faced in recent years. 

“After detailed discussions with Dumfries & Galloway Council, community councils and stakeholder groups we have come up with the following proposals which include the construction of a large underground storage tank in the south western part of Newington Park, the upsizing of the sewers within the park, upsizing sewers on Rose Street and Charles Street and some sewer upsizing on Greenlea Road to transfer storm flows away from the area.   

“We are not able to commit to any timescales for this project at this time but would like to assure the community that we will keep them informed throughout as we progress. We do intend to hold a drop-in style meeting which the local community once we have enough detail to share. We will also be continuing to work closely with Dumfries and Galloway Council to ensure this solution is integrated with their Surface Water Management Plan.”