Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery

A Scottish drainage expert has stepped in to save a North Lanarkshire nursery project. The expansion of the Heathery Family Learning Centre set to provide early years education for up to 1140 children was under threat due to continuous water discharge. In September last year councillors were told there was a serious possibility that theContinue reading “Drainage expert saves Scottish nursery”

What’s your biggest challenge?

So you have a building project and submitted a planning application. There are hoops to jump through and a significant one is drainage. When it comes to dealing with surface water the default position of Scottish Water is to refuse connection to storm drains and this can cause problems. What is your biggest challenge whenContinue reading “What’s your biggest challenge?”

#Inverleith Park update

I am delighted to confirm that we are already more than half-way through the works here in #Edinburgh.The project was expected to take 40 days, but we are already well ahead.Well done team.The City of Edinburgh Council #groundwaterdynamics #surfacewatersolutions

Green solution for flood-hit park

A popular Edinburgh park plagued by years of flooding will have a new lease of life thanks to an innovative carbon-negative solution. Inverleith Park has been beset with drainage problems since 1894 and various preventative steps had been taken over the decades but now work has begun to install a sustainable drainage system. During extremeContinue reading “Green solution for flood-hit park”

Surface water guy backs Baroness Brown

Scotland’s premier surface water expert Frank O’Donnell has welcomed the climate change risk assessment report. Mr O’Donnell said: “The Committee on Climate Change’s risk assessment report has implications for new build projects and adaptations alike. “We need to act now as our drainage infrastructure is literally bursting at the seams. I welcome Baroness Brown’s commentsContinue reading “Surface water guy backs Baroness Brown”

Government must pump cash into Scottish Water to avert crisis

A surface water expert in urging government ministers to pump cash into Scottish Water to avert a drainage crisis. Frank O’Donnell, AKA the Surface Water Guy, said the huge job ahead for Scottish Water to disconnect properties from storm drainage systems must receive additional government cash. Frank said: “The Scottish sewerage system is under aContinue reading “Government must pump cash into Scottish Water to avert crisis”

Water expert demands public sector green action

A surface water specialist is urging Scottish public and third sector organisations to use carbon-negative drainage systems on new construction projects. Frank O’Donnell, The Surface Water Guy, insists organisations should take proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprints. He said: “These bodies should embrace the need to deal with the surface water and sewage dischargeContinue reading “Water expert demands public sector green action”

Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA

Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA By Patrick Barnham An under-threat Fife community project is now due to open its doors thanks to a crew of groundwater specialists. The Gallatown Community Centre project in Kirkaldy ground to a halt when its budget couldn’t stretch to provide drainage for the site. The nearest storm drain wasContinue reading “Groundwater won’t stray at the YMCA”