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Scottish Water plans underground solution to flooding problem

Scottish Water has unveiled its plans to tackle flooding problems in Annan through use of underground storage.

The plans have been presented to residents in Annan who have been affected by ongoing issues with flooding and Scottish Water has said the solution aims to get to the root cause.

Scottish Water corporate affairs regional manager Scott Fraser said: “This is a significant scheme which we hope will go some way to rectifying the flooding the community has faced in recent years.

“After detailed discussions with Dumfries and Galloway Council, community councils and stakeholder groups we have come up with the following proposals which include the construction of a large underground storage tank in the south western part of Newington Park, the upsizing of the sewers within the park, upsizing sewers on Rose Street and Charles Street and some sewer upsizing on Greenlea Road to transfer storm flows away from the area.

“We are not able to commit to any timescales for this project at this time but would like to assure the community that we will keep them informed throughout as we progress. We do intend to hold a drop-in style meeting which the local community once we have enough detail to share. We will also be continuing to work closely with Dumfries and Galloway Council to ensure this solution is integrated with their Surface Water Management Plan.”

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