Water works are hitting business, claims brothers
Sandy Kilpatrick • Published 28 Sep 2011 13:20
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ROAD TO RUIN: Naveed Akthar (left) and Bilal Ahamd survey the roadworks outside their shop.
TWO OCHILTREE shopowners claim they've lost half their takings following major water works on their street.
The roadworks have only been operational for a week but brothers Naveed Akthar and Bilal Ahamd who own Ochiltree Store on Main Street say they've lost £4,500 in seven days.
Scottish Water, who are carrying out a 60 mile upgrade of water mains say they are reaching a 'key stage' in their project which will benefit 40,000 in Ochiltree, Cumnock, Mauchline and Logan.