Water of Leith repair works

Work site with temporary bridge

Water of Leith works

Dam construction area

project status complete


Project Overview

Scottish Water are investigating a potential issue with part of our pipe infrastructure in the Water of Leith, adjacent to Belford Place, Edinburgh.
Due to access difficulties, our delivery partner George Leslie have installed a  temporary compound at Belford Place and have constructed a temporary bridge over the Water of Leith to gain safe access to the river bed to allow CCTV survey of the pipe, to understand the issue. Repair works included the construction of a new manhole chamber. This new manhole will stop the river washing out further pipe surround material, provide options to over- pump and allow us to install a liner to the sewer.  

Latest update:

Having reviewed the latest CCTV footage, we are now satisfied that the issues with the sewer have now been resolved and demobilised the site. 



At a Glance


  • Investigation/Repair works
  • Delivered by George Leslie
  • Approximate Completion: early December 2021