Scottish Water have issued water interruption notices to a number of businesses and residents in and around Leith Walk to allow testing of works carried out as part of the Edinburgh Trams utility diversions, according to an article on the STV website on 20 September:
Leith Walk water switch off “worries” traders hit by tram works
The LBA has expressed concern that there appears to be a lack of certainty over the work undertaken by tie's sub-contractors, and that Scottish Water are having to resort to switching off sections of the water main, then relying on users to call the Scottish Water Helpline (0845 601 8855) to report if their water supply is interrupted.
When questioned why the work had not been carried out at the end of 2009 when works were underway on Leith Walk, a Scottish Gas spokesman advised that they had had to wait until drawings were provided by tie. He also admitted that this exercise would not have been necessary if they had been 100% satisfied with the information provided.
The planned shut offs are:
19th September - 2 Jane Street, 52, 60, 62, 70 to 98 Leith Walk
20th September - 156, 166, 168, 172 to 180 Leith Walk, 7 to 21 and 6 to 20 New Orchardfield, 1, 2, 3 Springfield Buildings, 16, 17 Springfield Lane, 9, 11, 10, 12, 23 to 29 and 24 to 30 Springfield Street and 5 to 21, 4 to 22 Steads Place
21st September - 6 Balfour Street, 200, 202, 214, 256, 258, 264, 266 Leith Walk, 206 to 210 Leith Walk and 222 to 232 Leith Walk
22nd September - 1 Shrub Place Lane