£1million Upgrade Project for Water Treatment Works at Sanday

14 May 2018
A £1 million project to upgrade a water treatment works on Orkney has got underway.  

The first phase of the Scottish Water project at Sanday will see the complete refurbishment of the settling tanks and filtration system at the water treatment works carried out over the next six months.  

The second phase, which is expected to start towards the end of 2018, will focus on upgrading the system control facilities at the site.  

The work is being delivered by Scottish Water’s alliance partner ESD.  

Clive Duncan, of Scottish Water, said: “This investment will see a wide-ranging upgrade carried out at the Sanday Water Treatment Works, which will ensure customers in the area continue to receive high quality, great tasting water well into the future.  

“Scottish Water is committed to delivering reliable, resilient and sustainable water and waste water services. This ambition is the cornerstone of our ongoing Shaping the Future Consultation, which is currently seeking views on our plans to continue serving communities the length and breadth of Scotland while keeping customer prices low.”  

ESD project manager Hugh MacPherson said: “The first phase of the project is focused on refurbishing some of the key infrastructure at the site, while the second phase will look at modernising the existing system control facilities.  

“Customers should not be affected by any of the planned work, although they may notice a small amount of additional traffic travelling to the site and we apologise if this causes any inconvenience for road users.”  

Communities throughout Scotland are being asked to help shape water and waste water services in a nationwide consultation – Shaping the Future - which can be completed online at www.yourwater.scot.