Balerno Water Network Improvements
Update November 2020
The new main is now live and service transfers up to Bavelaw Green have been completed. We are working at Bavelaw Green just now to transfer a branch from the old main to the new main and services here before moving to works opposite the high school. We will then move the works to the junction of Bridge Road and Lanark Road West to connect a branch and transfer services at the junction and along Lanark Road West and remove redundant assets for approximately 3 weeks.
During this time the old mains will be isolated to ensure all properties are transferred to the new main before the abandonment of the old mains. This involves returning to the roundabout to disconnect the old mains from the live network and also disconnecting the old mains at Somerville Road followed by final removal of all redundant chamber covers. The main area for these is outside the police station, at the Bavelaw Green junction and at the bridge. The planned completion for all works is 11th December 2020.
This work is being carried out my MacKenzie Construction Ltd, on behalf of Scottish Water Horizons.
Overview of work:
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.
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.