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Project Overview

We are investing £3.5 million to upgrade around 13km of water mains serving customers in the Dunvegan, Roskhill and Roag area of Skye.

The work will ensure customers receive a reliable supply clear, fresh drinking water for many years to come, with reduced risk of bursts.

At a Glance

  • £3.5 million investment

  • Water network upgrade

  • Delivered by CWA and Global Infrastructure Services

  • Complete by Summer 2023

A view over the water towards Dunvegan

£3.5m investment

Around 13km of water mains will be upgraded as part of the project.

What We Are Doing

The work on the local area's distribution mains has been carried out in three phases by Scottish Water alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and contractor Global Infrastructure Services.

The majority of work has taken place in rural land, although some work was required on roads and road verges. Traffic management is being used where required and our team on site is liaising with residents whose access may be affected.

The first phase of work focused in the Dunvegan area, before moving on to Roag and Orbost. The third and final phase will be centred around Roskhill.

While we hope that the delivery of the work does not impact unduly on local communities, we do appreciate that the need for some traffic management measures and the potential for planned interruptions to water supplies as work progresses will cause some short-term inconvenience.  
Our team on site will do all they can to keep this to a minimum and to complete each section of work safely and efficiently.

Why We Are Doing This

We recognise that some customers in and around Dunvegan, Roskhill, Roag and Orbost have experienced significant disruption to their service in recent years – and we would like to apologise for this. We appreciate the community’s patience while we have been preparing this significant investment in the water network, which will help to secure a more reliable service for the future.