New pipes for Kirrie and Forfar

Scottish Water is improving your pipes, with more than 90 kilometres of water mains, stretching from Perthshire into Angus getting a significant makeover.

The £1 million project which will see the improvement of pipes in Blairgowrie, Kirriemuir, and on to the edge of Forfar will shortly get underway.

Anne Marie Dewar, Scottish Water’s Regional Community Manager for Angus, said: “This programme of work will deliver clearer, fresher drinking water to communities throughout northern Perthshire and Angus.

“Scottish Water invested more than £28 million between Perthshire and Angus, during our previous funding programme to improve water treatment works and the network across Angus.

“This further million pounds investment is in support of our previous work, and will supply water direct to our customers’ taps in the best possible quality.

“During our current funding period Scottish Water will deliver around £2.5billion of investment, while supporting 25 percent of Scotland’s construction industry.

“We are improving the quality of our drinking water and Scotland’s natural environment; tackling leakage and improving service to our customers.

“This comes at a time when we are keeping the average household bill less than £1 a day, the third lowest such charge in the UK.”

Mark Mackenzie, project manager, added:

“Disruption will be kept to a minimum by using minimal dig techniques such as swabbing and epoxy-lining where appropriate.”

The project is part of a multi-million pound programme to improve nearly 3000 miles of water mains across the country.