Sewer work to start

WORK to rectify a long-running flooding problem in Borrowfield is due to begin this week.

Scottish Water began an investigation after last summer’s heavy rain caused the sewers in Newhame Road/Newmanswalls Avenue to overflow, with effluent mingling with flood water on the streets.

Local residents contacted Councillor Mark Salmond, who set up the meeting with Scottish Water and Angus Council roads department representatives last July.

He said: “It was very constructive meeting and Scottish Water agreed to carry out CCTV survey work to try and identify any blockages or problems with the sewers in the surrounding area.”

The surveys revealed that some remedial work was required as well as a partial choke across a channel of a downstream manhole and Mr Salmond this week said that once the work is complete, the water authority is confident flooding problems will be greatly reduced.

He added: “The survey also indicated minor water infiltration to the sewer in Aulton Way and a grouting exercise in the next few months to seal the joints should solve that problem.

“I am delighted that after months of investigations, remedial work to try and solve the problems is due to begin. It has been a long haul and the residents have worked patiently in conjunction with Scottish Water to provide tidal and rain fall information. Local resident Peter Flanagan should be congratulated for his hard work in liaising and providing details to Scottish Water.”