Paisley Environmental Improvements Project Progressing

Paisley Environmental Improvements Project Progressing

Work is progressing on the £17m project which involves the construction of a one mile-long interceptor sewer under the streets of Paisley, and the installation of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in the town centre.

Scottish Water contractor Amey is constructing the sewer, which is up to 1.8m diameter, from Bridge Street car park, beneath Saucel Street, Saucelhill Park and the railway line near Canal Street Station, Espedair Street, Rowan Street and Kilncroft Lane / Neilston Road. This route was chosen to minimise disruption to local residents, road users and businesses.

Once completed, the project will substantially reduce the frequency of spills from the sewer network into the Espedair Burn and White Cart Water in storm conditions, improving the river water quality in the two watercourses and, in turn, the River Clyde.

As part of the legacy for this project and a 'thank you' to the local community for their patience throughout the work, Scottish Water and its partners carried out footpath and tree clearing at Jenny's Well Nature Reserve. Not far from Paisley town centre, the reserve runs along the White Cart Water and provides a peaceful haven for wildlife.

The project is due to be complete and operational in early 2019.

Paisley tunnel image

Construction of tunnel drive shaft

For further information, including a map showing progress of the works, visit the Scottish Water website -


(Summer 2018 Newsletter)

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