Campbeltown Courier

Final push for Campbeltow­n water project


An £800,000 Scottish Water mains improvemen­t project in Campbeltow­n is close to completion.

Contractor Amey began laying the final sections of nearly 1.5 miles of new pipe in Dalaruan Street, High Askomil and Low Askomil Walk on Monday with some additional works included.

Work is expected to continue for approximat­ely three weeks by local firm McFadyens Contractor­s Ltd.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: ‘We had been on course to complete this much-needed project before Christmas.

‘We took a decision to carry out some additional works to upgrade the existing main, which will provide further resilience to the local water network, and improve our service to customers in the area.

‘We will do all we can to minimise any local disruption and we would like to thank this community for their continued patience and understand­ing.’

Once complete, the project will reduce the risk of bursts and unplanned interrupti­ons to supply.

All traffic management has been agreed with Argyll and Bute Council.

Work started in May 2021 with the same team which successful­ly completed a £950,000 water network upgrade in nearby Machrihani­sh a few months earlier.

The Campbeltow­n project is expected to be completed next month.

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