Sewer Leak on Stony Beach in The Ferry to be Repaired Permanently and Beach Reinstated

Laurie Bidwell

4 May 2014

Since 2011, I have been passing on complaints to Scottish Water about recurring leaks to the manhole on the stony beach close to the end of the coastal pathway at Douglas Terrace - see map. 

On Friday 25 April, I was informed by Scottish Water that a contractor had been appointed to undertake the comprehensive repair works which should eliminate the leak at the manhole.

Scottish Water are also responsible for reinstating the original condition of the beach which has been disfigured by layers of concrete which have been applied, one on top of the other, over the leaks in the manhole and some of the connecting pipework.

In the letter form Scottish Water, I was advised that:

"Work will commence on Monday 28th April and will see the contractor set up a site compound at the West Ferry Pumping Station with a linked working area on to the foreshore.

"This area will be fenced off in line with normal construction site practices. Demolition of the manhole will then take place over a number of days and into the following week.

"There will be some localised noise associated with this work but the activity will only take place during daylight hours, tidal conditions permitting. 

"One of the key aspects of the works will be the management of wastewater flows during the reconstruction works.

"In agreement with Dundee City Council, during the week commencing 12th May, wastewater flows will temporarily be pumped from Broughty Ferry Road into West Ferry Pumping Station.

"This will require a closure of Douglas Terrace at the railway bridge. A Traffic Management Plan has been agreed with the Council and will ensure access to property is maintained. 

"We expect all works to be completed during the week commencing 19th May.

"We would like apologise for any temporary disruption that may be caused during these essential works."



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