Lamlash water works to resume

The pipe replacement works with the village far below.

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Scottish Water’s £500,000 water network infrastructure upgrade in Lamlash is to resume.

The improvement work, which began late last October, had to be halted as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While Scottish Water’s capital investment programme has temporarily halted to protect public health and limit potential further spread of the coronavirus, in line with government guidance, works which have a critical impact on core water supply or waste water management are continuing.

The project will re-start on Monday May 25 in private land high in the hills above the village, near Lamlash Service Reservoir. It is anticipated it will  take around five days to complete.

The project is being carried out by Scottish Water’s contractors Clancy Docwra and involves upgrades to just under two miles of pipework to help improve resilience of supply for customers.

Ruaridh MacGregor, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west, said: ‘Scottish Water has a vital role to look after everyone’s water supply and this upgrade work to our water infrastructure in Lamlash will ensure our customers can continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water. It will also help reduce the chance of pipes bursting.

‘Scottish Water employees will be visible in the area carrying out this essential work. To protect public health and our employees, they will adhere to government guidelines on social distancing. We’d like to thank the community for its patience and understanding while this improvement work is undertaken.’


The site of the  Lamlash Service Reservoir in the hills above the village.


Lamlash Service Reservoir in the hills above the village. 01_B21water01

The pipe replacement works with the village far below. 01_B21water02