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Upgrading the sewer network

Scottish Water have a £1.3M programme of sewer upgrade works which will see repair and improvement work being carried out at over 30 sites across Edinburgh.The work will involve localised repairs and full length re-lining of sewers at multiple sites around Edinburgh.

There will be some traffic disruption while we carry out these works but it will vary depending on the location and nature of the works. There will be some road closures and parking and access may also be affected. However, we will engage affected customers throughout the project. 

Update: June 2017

 There will be some site investigation works starting in Caledonian Crescent, Coltbridge Terrace and Colinton Road/ Redford Road in July 2017. This will involve carrying out trial holes to determine ground conditions and locate services.

  • Work is due to start on 4th July at Caledonian Crescent and is expected to take about 2 days to complete. During the work we will need to close a small section of the road just at the junction of Orwell Place.
  • Work at Coltbridge Terrace is expected to start on 5th July also for 2 days. This will require a small section of road to be closed between Upper Coldbridge Terrace and the entrance road to St George's Upper School Campus
  • Work on Colinton Road is expected to start on 12th July for 2 days. This will involve the closure of a section of Redford Road at Colinton Road junction.

Key Facts:

Work Started on 27th January and is expected to take around 6 months to complete.

The duration of works at individual sites will vary depending on the type and complexity of the works proposed. Some will take up between 1 day or a week and some will take several weeks with the longest phase being 7 weeks.

We will be communicating with all affected customers as the programme progresses and we will be regularly updating this page.

All works are weather dependent and the programme dates will be subject to change. We would like to thank our customers in advance for their patience while we carry out these essential upgrades.

We also have a Facebook page for all the sewer works that are happening in Edinburgh. This can be found here: