Scottish Water completes two projects in Springburn, Glasgow


UK-based water services provider Scottish Water has completed two projects commenced in the Springburn area of Glasgow, Scotland to tackle flooding.

The £16m projects are a part of the company's ongoing £250m upgrade to the city’s waste water infrastructure.

These projects are expected to decrease the risk of flooding which has affected 34 properties in the Elmvale Row area and 13 in the neighbouring Avonspark Street area.

The £12.5m Elmvale Row project has seen installation of two storage tanks.

These tanks allow 13,500m3 of storm water storage in the sewer network to decrease the surcharging of the sewer system.

Scottish Water’s delivery partner amey Black & Veatch (aBV) also installed two large circular tanks for storm storage to reduce the surcharging of the sewer system.  

In addition, the tanks are equipped with a storm return system made of pumps, which will return the storm water stored in the tanks back into the sewer system once the storm conditions have subsided.

Besides, a control kiosk was installed beside the tanks.

Upsizing of about 400 metres of waste water pipes in Elmvale Row, Elmvale Street, Ratho Drive, Fernbank Street and Hawthorn Street; installation of channel kerbs in Elmvale Row and Fernbank Street were also a part of the project.

The £4m project to tackle flooding in Avonspark Street and Edgefauld Road involved installation of a 2,500m3 capacity storm water storage tank in the sewer network.

These projects fall under the company’s 2015-2021 business plan commitment, which aims to remove all customers from the internal sewer flooding register.