OPINION - New pipe will help city clean up its act

MUCH of Glasgow's infrastructure which keeps the city functioning as a modern urban centre is hidden underground and is very, very old.

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Often it is taken for granted that we have a modern water and sewerage system that prevents disease and keep us healthy.

However, when it needs to be upgraded to meet new standards then it has to be done and the job is often large and costly.

The plan for a new sewer in Glasgow to filter and dispose of waste is one example of a major project that needs to be carried out.

We need to clean up what we put back into the Clyde for the sake of our environment.

The work will undoubtedly be a cause of disruption as roads will be dug up, delays inevitable and frustration experienced by people trying to get from A to B.

However, modernisation of our public works is essential and some disruption is a fact of city life and the price we must pay for improvement and progress.

We all know much of the damage to Glasgow's roads is caused by works by the utility firms digging to lay pipes and cables.

While this essential work is being done we need to ensure that we are not destroying our above-ground assets to make improvements to what is hidden underneath.

MUCH of Glasgow's infrastructure which keep the city functioning as a modern urban centre is hidden underground and very, very old.

Often it is taken for granted that we have a modern water and sewerage system that prevents disease and keep us healthy.

However when it needs to be upgraded to meet new standards then it has to be done and the job is often large and costly.

The plan for a new sewer in Glasgow to filter and dispose of waste is one example of a major project that needs to be carried out.

We need to clean up what we put back into the Clyde for the sake of our environment.

The work will undoubtedly be a cause of disruption as roads will be dug up, delays inevitable and frustration experienced by people trying to get from A to B.

However, modernisation of our public works is essential and some disruption is a fact of city life and the price we must pay for improvement and progress.

We all know much of the damage to Glasgow's roads is caused by works carried out by the utility companies digging to lay pipes and cables.

While this essential work is being done we need to ensure that we are not destroying our above ground assets to make improvements to what is hidden underneath.

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