Work begins to improve sewer flooding protection in Annan

Scottish Water is to start investigation work to help improve sewer flooding protection in parts of Annan.

The move comes after a number of properties and gardens were flooded. Scottish Water will be digging trial trenches and boreholes in various locations around the Newington park area.

Work is due to start on the 3rd of September. As a result of the investigation work Rose Street will be closed from just before the junction of Drummond Road to the junction with Newington Avenue and Charles Street. Newington Avenue will also be closed at this junction, and Charles Street will be closed from the junction with Rose Street for approximately 40 metres. 

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work, which is expected to last around three weeks. 

Scottish Water’s alliance partner Amey Black and Veatch, will be carrying out the work.

“Scottish Water is committed to reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Annan. The investigative work is a normal part of the process before we start major infrastructure improvement projects. We appreciate these works are disruptive to local residents and would like to thank them for their patience over the coming weeks,” Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s Regional Corporate Affairs Manager, said. “Once the investigation is complete we will be able to make a decision about the final design of these works which we will share with the community.”