Water project progresses

Work is progressing well on the Loch Ryan project to improve water quality by installing a modern waste water treatment facility.

The next stage of this improvement programme involves laying a new section of sewer from the pumping station at Port Rodie to the new works at Smithy Hill near Leswalt.

In order to give local people the opportunity to view the plans, meet the team and to raise any questions or concerns they may have, Scottish Water is inviting local people to an information evening at Stranraer Library, North Strand Street, from 3-7pm on Tuesday, March 6.

Stephen Hepburn, project manager, said: “If local people are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns they would like to discuss, please feel free to give us a call on 0845 601 8855 or you can email us at lochryan@scottishwater.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

“For this work we will be using the traditional open trench method, which involves excavating the entire length of the sewer from ground level to the full depth required.

“In order to ensure overall safety, temporary road restrictions will need to be put in place. These will include local control by temporary traffic lights, restriction of on-street parking and in some areas temporary road closures.

“Part of this work is located on Seabank Road, Sheuchan Street, Foreland Place, Leswalt High Road and Spring Bank Road.

“Our Loch Ryan project will provide the first modern waste water treatment solution for Stranraer and surrounding villages.

“As part of the overall Loch Ryan project, we are building two pumping stations at Leswalt and Kirkcolm that will pump the waste from these communities to the new treatment facility currently under construction at Smithy Hill near Leswalt.”

More information is on the dedicated web site at www.scottishwater.co.uk/lochryan.