Flood protection project is completed in Inverurie

Inverurie town centre
Inverurie town centre

Scottish Water has completed a £400,000 flood protection project in Inverurie.

Cuninghill Avenue, a small residential cul-de-sac linking to Manse Road and Cuninghill Road, has suffered from flooding with one property in particular badly affected.

It was prone to flooding in heavy rainfall and was placed on the flooding register.

Andy Ducat, Scottish Water project manager, said: “The solution we put in place for Cuninghill Avenue involved five sections of sewer totalling 145 metres, six new manholes and a number of new road gullies.

“We worked closely with residents to ensure that residential access was available at all times and that they were kept informed at every stage of the work.

“We would like to thank the residents for their patience and understanding during the works.

“The roads and pavements are now reinstated and the system is working as designed.”

Steve Scott, regional community manager for Aberdeenshire, added: “This is another major investment from Scottish Water in Aberdeenshire. This essential work is part of our flooding strategy across Scotland which aims to remove properties at high risk of flooding from the flooding register.

“This project is part of Scottish Water’s improvements in the 2010-2015 investment period. Scottish Water has invested heavily in Aberdeenshire. This has seen massive improvements in water and waste water infrastructure across the area.”