Water network to be improved

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Lethnot and Bridgend residents are to benefit from £460,000 of improvements to the water network in the area.

Scottish Water contractors are replacing some ageing sections of water mains with new polyethylene pipes between Bridge of Margie and Lethnot Primary School to reduce the number of bursts along the network.

The project is due to begin the week commencing February 22 and is expected to last for approximately four months.

Project Manager Allan MacDonald said: “This work is required to improve the quality of the water mains and to reduce the chance of pipes bursting.

“Most of the work is within fields and rural land however there will be occasions where we will be working in the road and on verges.

“During the work there will be a requirement to close the road at the Bridge of Margie on March 7, for approximately two weeks. Signage will be put in place in advance of the road closure and local diversions in place.”

Ruaridh Macgregor, Scottish Water’s Regional Communities Manager for Angus, said: “This significant investment will be a welcome improvement for the local communities involved.

“Engineers may be required to temporarily shut down the water supply while working on particular sections of main and will give customers advance notice if a shutdown is necessary. During the works some customers may also experience low pressure and discoloured water - this is perfectly normal and customers should turn on the cold water kitchen tap until the water runs clear.

“Localised traffic management will be in place where required and signage will be in place in advance to notify road users. Our contractors will do all they can to keep any disruption to a minimum and local access will be maintained where possible.”