Der­vaig’s age­ing wa­ter mains to be re­placed

The Oban Times - - News -

CUS­TOMERS in the com­mu­nity of Der­vaig, Mull, are to ben­e­fit from Scot­tish Wa­ter’s plans to in­vest around £450,000 in the area.

More than 1,000 me­tres of age­ing wa­ter mains pipe will be re­placed with new plas­tic pip­ing to help re­duce bursts and leaks in the sys­tem.

Bursts along sec­tions of the ex­ist­ing mains pipe have re­sulted in the wa­ter sup­ply be­ing shut off to cus­tomers served by Der­vaig Wa­ter Treat­ment Works.

Scot­tish Wa­ter’s re­gional com­mu­ni­ties man­ager, Joanna Pee­bles, said the work would make a huge dif­fer­ence to res­i­dents: ‘ We fully un­der­stand the in­con­ve­nience that in­ter­rup­tions to wa­ter sup­ply can cause for cus­tomers. The lo­cal com­mu­nity can be re­as­sured that this new, fit-for-pur­pose so­lu­tion will ben­e­fit them for many years to come.’

Con­struc­tion work will start mid- Septem­ber for around 12 weeks. The ma­jor­ity of the work will be car­ried out on Kil­more Ter­race from the B8073 down to Kil­more Church junction through the vil­lage and out past Glen­view.

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