Glasgow’s Cathcart set for £750,000 sewer network upgrade

Work will be begin on Clarkston Road (Google, 2021)

SCOTTISH Water is to invest £750,000 into the upgrade of the sewer network in the Cathcart area of Glasgow.

The project will look to address long-standing internal flooding issues for properties in the area and will include excavations up to six metres below ground to access the existing sewer.

Civil engineering firm, George Leslie Ltd, will deliver the project on behalf of Scottish Water, with the project also seeing teams working inside the actual sewer pipe itself – with it being carried out in two phases. Scottish Water said that phase one will deliver 80% of the benefit to customers, with the second phase of works potentially being postponed until this time next year if ‘significant’ supply chain delays occur.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west, said, “We recognise that this will have an impact on the community and residents of the Margaretta Buildings in particular. We sincerely apologise for this necessary disruption, and we will work with the local community to minimise any impact. Internal sewer flooding can be devastating and distressing for customers and delivering solutions is a priority for Scottish Water in these instances.”