The Oban Times - - Districts -

SCOT­TISH Wa­ter has com­pleted the in­stal­la­tion of its new wa­ter treat­ment works in Locha­line which use the lat­est tech­nol­ogy to en­sure de­liv­ery of a high- qual­ity wa­ter sup­ply.

The £4.5 mil­lion project in­volved the de­sign, build and in­stal­la­tion of a trans­portable wa­ter treat­ment Unit (TTU), which is now fully op­er­a­tional.

The work was car­ried out by Scot­tish Wa­ter’s al­liance part­ner ESD and con­trac­tor Ross-shire En­gi­neer­ing.

The TTU was de­signed and as­sem­bled at Ross-shire En­gi­neer­ing’s base in Muir of Ord be­fore un­der­go­ing com­pre­hen­sive test­ing. It was then di­vided into mod­ules for the 118-mile jour­ney by road to its per­ma­nent home via the A9, the A82 and the Cor­ran ferry cross­ing.

Jeff For­rester, project man­ager from ESD, said: ‘Part of the chal­lenge with a project like this is the po­ten­tial dis­rup­tion to the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the team was com­mit­ted to keep­ing this to a min­i­mum.

‘ We started work on­site early this year and con­struc­tion was com­pleted be­fore the sum­mer, so a very quick turn­around was achieved.’

A new pipe­line was also in­stalled through the nearby for­est to pro­vide the new treat­ment works with raw wa­ter.

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