Saturday, October 26, 2013

Seabank Road sewer sink holes

The Westies on Tuesday night heard Secretary Brian Stewart read out a report of follow-up action from local Highland Councillor Colin MacAulay:

“The sinking drains issue is ongoing and the Council continues to pursue Scottish Water following a site meeting and CCTV investigation. Scottish Water accepted responsibility for two sink holes and repaired them and it also identified another 10 defects in the sewer which will require to be repaired.
The Council is awaiting confirmation regarding Scottish Water’s proposals. Further to that there are another 4 sinkholes which Scottish Water have not accepted responsibility for. TECS will be excavating these holes to investigate. If TECS find it to be Scottish Water’s responsibility then the costs will be charged to Scottish Water. Council officers are keeping up the pressure on Scottish Water.”

Chair Rosemary Young then said that there were sink holes in Albert Street now. She went on to praise the efforts of her fellow member Graham Kerr, whose efforts led to the intervention of Colin and the Highland Council. 

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