20 July 2018
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New Lochmaddy Water Treatment Works deliveries completed on schedule20 July 2018
The delivery of the Transportable Treatment Unit (TTU) is a key step in the £15M scheme to improve water supply to islanders.
The delivery of modules which will form the new Water Treatment Works for North Uist and Berneray is now complete.
“We're very pleased that these deliveries have gone smoothly and would like to thank other road and ferry users for their patience while they were taking place.”Anoushka Ainslie-McAlpine
The new Water Treatment Works is the key element in a £15 million scheme which will provide improved security of supply to the islands and ensure Scottish Water customers continue to receive high quality, great tasting drinking water into the future. It has been designed, built and tested by Ross-Shire Engineering at its specialised facility in Muir of Ord before being carefully transported to its long-term home.
The Transportable Treatment Unit (TTU) was dismantled into 12 modules which, together with a 150 tonne crane, made the journey to Lochmaddy via road and ferry in a series of convoys over the past three weeks.
Scottish Water project manager Anoushka Ainslie-McAlpine said:
"We're very pleased that these deliveries have gone smoothly and would like to thank other road and ferry users for their patience while they were taking place.
"The benefit of these modules is that we were able to get construction underway as soon as the first units arrived, making for a much quicker process with less impact on the local community.
"Work is progressing well on site and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Once commissioning is complete, this investment will provide a single, improved water supply for customers across North Uist and Berneray."