A HUGE sum of cash is to be invested into tackling sewer bursts in Renfrewshire.

It comes after Scottish Water announced they are investing around £3million in the first phase of major upgrade works to an important sewer main serving customers in Renfrew and Glasgow.

Work will focus initially on a 300-metre section running under King's Inch Road.

From Monday, September 25, trial holes will be excavated in front of the flats on the road between Andrew Avenue and Crofton Way.

The work will allow ground conditions to be assessed and establish the presence of other known utilities.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water's corporate affairs manager in the west said: “There have been several bursts on this stretch of the sewer in recent months.”

“We are going to focus initially on a 300-metre section running under King’s Inch Road in Renfrew.

“This has been the worst affected by recent bursts and customers living in the nearby flats have been extremely patient and understanding while we carried out repairs.

“By upgrading the existing pipe, we will provide resilience for the local network and peace of mind for customers for many years to come.”

The second phase of the project will see nearly two kilometres of giant 700mm pipe upgraded in an operation to deliver resilience for customers and protect the environment.

Georgina added: "We have also surveyed the wider sewer network to assess the condition of the pipe coming from North Lodge Waste Water pumping station.

“This information is allowing us to design and plan the delivery of the much-needed upgrade which will dramatically reduce the risk of future bursts.

“As always, we will work with everyone concerned to minimise any disruption and inconvenience and will keep all involved up to date and informed at all stages.”