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South Edinburgh

More than 165,000 people in Edinburgh and surrounding area are to benefit from investment of around £20 million in their drinking water network. 

Scottish Water will improve the water supply network by installing almost seven miles of new mains to ensure a more resilient supply of fresh water. A two-way treated water link between Marchbank Water Treatment Works near Balerno and Glencorse Water Treatment Works near the Pentland Hills Regional Park will be constructed. 

This will improve resilience of water supplies by allowing customers to be supplied from two different locations.The network expansion will be built in an area of the Pentland Hills. Work is due to last up to 24 months.

Scottish Water has consulted extensively with landowners and businesses as well as a range of organisations including Pentland Hills Regional Park and Edinburgh City Council. 

Scottish Water is committed to minimising disruption and will keep residents, businesses, landowners and land users notified of where work is being carried out and any diversions in place. 

We will provide regular updates on this major investment project including areas where work is being carried out and when and any impact it may have on  vehicle or pedestrian access routes.