Flood investigation works in Eyemouth

Scottish Water is to start investigation work in Eyemouth as part of a long-term investment to improve the waste water infrastructure to increase protection against flooding.

Thursday, 6th September 2018, 11:15 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 15:20 pm
Fire crews work on Church Street in Eyemouth

A small number of properties in the town have experienced internal flooding at times of heavy rainfall which can overwhelm the sewer network. The future work will be designed to improve the capacity of the sewer network and better protect properties and streets from flooding.

Ground investigation work will start on Monday, September 17, and last around two weeks.

There will be partial road closures on Church Street and Harbour Road. Local access will be maintained for residents and access will be maintained 24/7 for crews at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

While the work is taking place, some parking bays in the main town car park will be out of use as the ground is tested there.

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The work is being carried out to confirm ground conditions and the placement of utility services in the area ahead of the construction of a new water storage tank by Scottish Water alliance partner amey Black and Veatch (aBV).

Customers wanting to learn more are invited to attend an information event at Eyemouth Community Centre on Monday, September 10, any time between 4pm and 7pm.

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s Regional Corporate Affairs Manager, said: “Scottish Water is working to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Eyemouth. The investigative work is an essential part of the process before we start major infrastructure improvement projects.

“We appreciate these works are disruptive to local residents and would like to thank them for their patience.

“Once the investigation is complete we will be able to finalise the design of these works and we will continue to keep the community updated on progress.”