We are installing a new pipe along Bridge Road and Lanark Road West to improve the water supply to customers in nearby areas now and in the future. 

Update 6th November:

Work is continuing along Lanark Road West towards the connection point at Somerville Road. Once this is complete we will then move to finish the installation of the water main on Bridge Road through the bridge and over the Water of Leith.

Once the pipe laying is complete we will begin to tranfer all the water supply connections onto the new mains on Main Street, Bridge Road and Lanark Road West. There may be some interruptions to supply during this time - we will give at least 48 hours notice if your water supply is interrupted. There will also be some traffic disruption during this phase of work, with temporary traffic lights along the route for short periods of time.

We understand that this work have been particularly disruptive. We have faced significant challenges, including an unusually high number of uncharted services, but we are doing our utmost to deal with these as swiftly as possible.

The are largely expected to be completed by December 2019, though there maybe some minor works required in January 2020.

Overview of work:


Balerno map

During the project we will be working from the from the roundabout at the south end of Bridge Road, up to Lanark Road West and travelling eastbound to the junction with Sommerville Road. 

To minimise disruption the work will take place in 100 metre sections and the traffic lights will be manually controlled during peak hours. The team will also be taking advantage of the longer summer days by working longer hours in an effort to complete the project as quickly as possible.

Once the pipe has been laid, we will have to carry out further works along the route of the pipeline to connect customers to the new supply. 

The new 700 metre long, 250mm diameter plastic pipe replaces a 60 year old cast iron pipe which has come to the end of its serviceable life and is the source of low pressure issues in nearby areas.  

We will be updating this page regularly with our progress.