Flood­ing prob­lems need long- term fix

Scot­tish Wa­ter tell meet­ing they’re look­ing at so­lu­tions

Ayrshire Post - - Prestwick News - Stu­art Wil­son

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.

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