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Scottish Water invites customers to discuss water investment for Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston

02 March 2018

Scottish Water is inviting customers in Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston to attend an open event to discuss proposed investment in the future of the public water supply for the two communities.
Working with its delivery alliance partner, Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), Scottish Water has developed proposals to replace the two existing Water Treatment Works which currently serve the area with a single new Works which would be located in forestry south of Invermoriston, drawing water from Loch Ness. 
A new water main would be installed to connect the two communities; a new storage tank would be built on high ground to the north of Fort Augustus; and water storage capacity would also be created at Scottish Water’s existing site in Invermoriston.
The scheme as a whole would provide an improved water supply for both communities, with greater resilience and capacity to support future growth. It would also include the renewal of key sections of Scottish Water’s network in Fort Augustus, including a new water main crossing beneath the Caledonian Canal and the River Oich.
Commenting on the plans, David Kitching of Scottish Water said:
“Our proposals have been carefully developed to ensure that we can continue to provide high quality water to our customers in the Great Glen for many years to come.
“There are several elements of our investment, but taken as a whole it will deliver a drinking water supply which is more reliable, resilient and sustainable for the long term. We are keen for local residents and businesses to understand the work we are proposing and for them to be able to contribute to the preparations we are making.”
ESD Senior Project Manager Charles Bull added:
“The investment we are delivering will bring significant long term benefit to Scottish Water customers in Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston, but we recognise that there will be some disruption associated with the construction process. We want to do what we can to keep any short term inconvenience for residents, visitors and businesses to a minimum.
“I would encourage local residents to attend our event to understand our proposals, discuss the preparations we are making and provide us with their feedback.”   
The information event will take place at the Lovat Hotel on Thursday 15 March from 3pm until 8pm. Residents and businesses with an interest in the plans are warmly invited to drop in and discuss any questions, comments or concerns with members of Scottish Water’s project team.