Flooding problems need long- term fix
Scottish Water tell meeting they’re looking at solutions
Scottish Water bosses have claimed they are taking a long- term approach to Prestwick’s flooding problems.
Senior officials briefed the town’s south community council with a special presentation. Officers said they are currently working on the best and affordable methods of resolving the issues through a longer term phased approach.
A range of interventions such as upsizing sewers or constructing offline storage tanks are among the options being explored. The availability of a 24- hour helpline 0800 077 8778 was highlighted.
Water bosses have been asked to return for another presentation to the community council in six months.
In other news, a resident from the town’s Mansefield Road asked if action could be taken to stop heavy lorries using the street. It was suggested that roads in this locality be made “one way” only.
South Ayrshire councillor, Ian Cochrane, said that he would raise the issue with the Ayrshire Roads Alliance.
The next community council meeting, which is also the AGM, will be held in Kingcase Church Hall at 7pm on Thursday, May 26.
As always, members of the public are warmly invited to attend and can be given the opportunity to raise any matters of concern that they feel are affecting them and the Prestwick South area.