Forres Waste Water Treatment Works Upgrade

£5.6m project to upgrade the Waste Water Treatment works serving Forres

We are investing £5.6m to upgrade our existing Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) serving Forres.

The project will see refurbishment of the existing works , as well as some of the mechanical and electrical equipment at the site being upgraded or replaced to provide a larger capacity at the site. 

The majority of the work will take place within the existing footprint of the site, and there should be minimal disruption to the wider community during construction.

Included in the work we will also be constructing a new access road into the site which includes the construction of a new bridge over the Mosset Burn.  This will remove the requirement for Scottish Water to access the site through Christie Elite Nurseries and cross the railway line.

Forres WWTW Site Investigations

Forres WWTW Upgrade Works

Work started on site in July 2020

Why are we doing this work?

Carrying out these essential upgrade works will mean the WWTW will be able to continue to meet the needs of the growing community over the years ahead whilst also protecting the environment.

The work, which started in July 2020, is expected to take approx. 12-18 months to complete.

Our Alliance partner ESD will be carrying out these works on our behalf.

The Scottish Water (Forres Waste Water Treatment Works Expansion) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020

The Scottish Water (Forres Waste Water Treatment Works Expansion) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020 was made on 18 December 2020.  The Compulsory Purchase Order is required for the purpose of the expansion of the Forres Waste Water Treatment Work and creation of a new access track to and from Forres Waste Water Treatment Works and for all related purposes.

The Compulsory Purchase Order documents are available to download and view below.

Any objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order must be made in writing stating the title of the Order and the grounds of objection and addressed to The Scottish Ministers c/o The Scottish Government, Water Industry Division, 3F South, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ by 19 February 2021.  Alternatively, an objection to the Order may be addressed electronically to the Scottish Government’s Email: compulsorypo@gov.scot stating the title of the Order and the grounds of objection.