Kick­ing up­astink over sewage

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Jonathan Ged­des

Burn­side res­i­dents might fi­nally have an end to sewage is­sues that have been cre­at­ing a stink.

Raw sewage has been go­ing down Burn­side Road for sev­eral weeks, due to prob­lems with the development of houses at Up­per Bourtree Drive.

At last week’s Burn­side Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing, Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown men­tioned the “un­pleas­ant” sit­u­a­tion. He said: “Some­thing may have been dis­turbed in the con­struc­tion there and it is hugely un­pleas­ant.

“I talked to en­vi­ron­men­tal health and they be­lieve it is not a health haz­ard, but is some­thing they will look at.”

Now Scot­tish Wa­ter are promis­ing to fix the is­sue.

A spoke­man said: “Scot­tish Wa­ter is car­ry­ing out per­ma­nent re­pair work to an ex­ist­ing sewer which served the for­mer manse on the site of a new development at Up­per Bourtree Drive, Ruther­glen.

“A sur­vey prior to the development start­ing demon­strated that the pipe was not in suitable con­di­tion.

“How­ever, the de­vel­oper opted to use it any­way and that ap­pears to be the source of the flood­ing is­sue.

“Con­trac­tors were due to com­mence re­pair work on Mon­day, May 8 and will seek to com­plete this as soon as pos­si­ble.”

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