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Scottish Water is investing £2.5m to replace water main pipes on the Island of Benbecula.


What are we doing?

We are replacing approximately 10km of water main pipes on Benbecula, with work being carried out predominantly in rural land and on road verges beside the A865.

Roadworks, including the use of temporary traffic lights and some access restrictions, will be in place whilst this project is carried out. Advance signage will be in place prior to any work on the roads commencing.

This project is being delivered on Scottish Water’s behalf by alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and local contractor MacInnes Bros.

At a glance

  • Replacing approx. 10km of water main on Benbecula
  • £2.5m investment
  • Delivered by Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and MacInnes Bros
  • Approx. 15 months to deliver

Why are we doing this?

We are taking care of the water services in Benbecula to ensure the local community can continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, whilst reducing the chance of pipes bursting in this area.

Replacing the water main will ensure that we can maintain our vital service for our customers.

When are we doing it? 

Work began on site as planned on Monday 8th January 2024 with the whole project expected to take approximately 15 months to complete.

We thank our customers for their patience whilst we carry out this essential upgrade work.