Wilton Hill sewage survey scheduled for next weekend

Councillor Stuart Marshall.
Councillor Stuart Marshall.

A CCTV survey aimed at preventing further sewage spills in Wilton Hill will take place next Sunday.

In a statement to the Hawick News, a Scottish Water official confirmed that the investigation is expected to be completed within a day.

A spokesperson said: “Scottish Water will be carrying out an extensive CCTV survey of the main sewer at Wilton Hill on Sunday, November 15. This operation will help determine whether any future work might be required.

“We will have traffic management in place on this busy trunk road to allow the survey to be carried out in a safe manner. We expect this to take a day at the most to complete. We apologise for any inconvenience caused at this time.”

Scottish Water came in for severe criticism last month after the latest in a line of incidents saw raw sewage flooding the street in the Wilton Hill area.

Councillor Stuart Marshall said: “I certainly welcome the news and I view this as a step in the right direction in trying to establish what causes these drains to spew out large volumes of sewage each time we experience heavy rainfall .”

He added: “Like many other townsfolk, I await with much interest the outcome of these surveys, but whatever the result, we cannot allow this situation to continue and I for one will be pressing Scottish Water very hard to seek a resolution.”