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?”

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”