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.