SCOTTISH Water are to splash the cash on a £500,000 upgrade to the storm water tank at Rex Park near Lyne Burn in Dunfermline.

Work will start this Monday, May 14 on the tank which will require 12 weeks to complete.

Located in the park near the corner of Malcolm Street and Frederick Street, new pumps will be installed to help prevent localised flooding.

The asset captures storm water so the sewer network can cope with heavy rainfall.

Scott Fraser, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager, said: “This work will see the installation of new pumps and an upgrade to the tank which captures storm water which helps to prevent localised flooding at the Lyne Burn in times of heavy rainfall.

“We hope this planned work shows the local community that we are committed to helping to prevent flooding in the Dunfermline area.

“This project is part of our proactive programme of work on the sewer network to minimise the impact of flooding on the environment and customers.

“We are continuing to work with Fife Council and SEPA on the longer term Integrated Catchment Study encompassing the Dunfermline, Rosyth and Limekilns area.

“We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this work.”