Investing in the sewer network in Tarbert

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Project Overview

Scottish Water is investing £3.4 million in Tarbert to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding.

The improvement work will help tackle the issue of sewer flooding by increasing the capacity of the local sewer network.

The project is being delivered by Scottish Water’s alliance partner amey binnies and is due for completion in autumn 2021. 

At a Glance

  • Flood prevention
  • £3.4m investment
  • Delivered by amey binnies
  • Approx completion autumn 2021

 

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What We Are Doing

The work involves the upsizing of almost 350 metres of sewer pipe, with large diameter sewers being installed along Barmore Road, Harbour Street, and on a short section of School Road. 

Water mains diversion work, which is required to accommodate the new sewer, will be completed in parallel with the construction of the new sewer to reduce the time we will be on site.

Short term road closures of Barmore Road are required for critical sewer tie-in works. These will be scheduled for weekends where possible and a diversion will be provided to allow vehicles to pass round Tarbert during this time. 

The project is being delivered by Scottish Water’s alliance partner amey binnies and is due for completion in autumn 2021. 

Why We Are Doing This

The area has previously been affected by sewer flooding.

The work being done here will increase the capacity of the local waste water network and will provide extra storage during heavy rainfall.

Tarbert Project Film

Watch our short film which explains the need for the project and how the community will benefit.

As well as increasing the capacity of the sewer, the work being done here will help prevent items which are wrongly flushed down the toilet, such as wet wipes, from ending up in the sea during severe storm events. 

This improvement project will help reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

Latest Updates

February 

The water main diversion on Barmore Road was completed on Sunday the 14th of February. This has cleared the route for the sewer installation on Barmore Road.

Work is continuing on Harbour Street and School Road including parking restrictions. 

To date, 184m of pipe has been laid.

The next phase of the works will consist of complicated reinforced concrete work to allow the sewer to cross the old surface water culverts which are located below Barmore Road Junction. 

148m of pipe remains to be laid, along with associated manholes and culvert crossings.

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