Project Overview

In early 2020, Scottish Water is due to start a major investment project to improve Annan’s waste water network and help reduce sewer flooding at times of heavy rainfall.

Annan Investment Project

Investment

Major project will reduce the risk of sewer flooding. Image: courtesy of Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Planning Application:

Plans have now been submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council for a planning permission to install an underground storm water tank in Newington Park and to upgrade sections of the sewer network. If the project gets the green light work is set to begin early in 2020 until summer 2021.

What's Involved

Following planning approval, the project will involve the installation of an underground storm water tank in Newington Park (near Rose St and Charles St) and upgrading sections of the sewer network. When complete the tank structure will be below ground, however, there will be two green control kiosks for the new tank near to where the existing playpark is located. The kiosks house controls to help operate the pumps for the tanks and will be there on a permanent basis. There will also be a security fence around the kiosks.

A temporary access road forms part of the planning application for the construction phase of the project. Construction vehicles will access Newington Park from Standalane. Most of the park - including the children's play area - will be closed while the upgrade is carried out. The walkways at the edge of the park and football pitch will remain open.

We will upgrade the equipment in the children's play area in the park ahead of it reopening in a different area of the park once the work is complete.

Why We Are Doing It

This major investment project will help address internal sewer flooding issues in the local area. Storm flows from the sewers in town, which are overloaded will be redirected to the new underground tank. The tank woudl retain the water until storms subside when the water is then pumped back into the sewers.

 

Further information

Documentation on the Annan project

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