Temporary repair should ease noise issue

Scottish Water staff will be upgrading its water network infratructure in Mull on Thursday, June 20.

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Scottish Water have carried out temporary repair work to underground pipes on Brodick shorefront which will help reduce noise for neighbours.

There have been increasingly complaints over a temporary pumping station  on the shorefront at Brodick – opposite Arran Active – which has been there for more than six months. The unsightly diesel generator was also due to be removed this week ahead of the Easter holiday weekend.

Scottish Water say that one of the problems is that pipework, some of it 23ft (7 metres) underground, has moved making repairs difficult. But two weeks ago they admitted to the Banner that the work was taking longer to repair than they had hoped.


However, last Friday workmen completed the installation of an electric pump, and while only temporary, should reduce noise and allow the surface equipment to be removed.

A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: ‘We have recently replaced the temporary pump on the shorefront in Brodick with an electric pump that is much quieter when in operation. This temporary measure has been taken to address some local concerns about noise. We would like to reassure residents that the permanent repair work will be completed as quickly as possible and thank them for their patience and understanding.’

 

The yellow top of the electric pump can just been seen at the foot of the 20ft well. 01_B16water01


Scottish Water staff undertaking repair works in Brodick. 01_B16water02