Scottish Water invests in network at Banton

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Almost a quarter of a million pounds is being invested in Banton to make historically regular water interruptions a thing of the past.

Cumbernauld-based Caledonia Water Alliance has been awarded nearly £225,000 by Scottish Water to replace or repair over two kilometres of mains that serve the village.

This comes after numerous customer complaints about bursts and interruption to service.

Caledonia Water Alliance customer care manager Gina Temple said: “This is a capital maintenance project to rehabilitate 2.2km of water distribution mains in order to maintain security of supply and reduce bursts, unplanned interruptions to supply and customer complaints.

The work in Banton is due to start on Monday and is expected to last for approximately 12 weeks.

Kilsyth councillor Mark Kerr said: “Water bursts and disruptions have been occurring on a regular basis in and around the village.

“Jamie Hepburn MSP, Stuart McDonald MP and I challenged Scottish Water to invest in the village.

“In January we were advised this had been agreed and it is a very welcome development that the work has a start date and that a locally based company is carrying out the repairs.”