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We are investing £500k to upgrade the water network serving customers in South Bragar, North Bragar and Labost to ensure they continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, and reduce the chance of pipes bursting.


At a Glance

  • Water network upgrade
  • £500k investment
  • Delivered by CWA and MacAulay Askernish Ltd
  • Approx. 8 months to deliver


Why We Are Doing This 

This project will ensure we can continue to provide customers in the area with fresh, clear great tasting water for years to come, as well as providing a more reliable service and reducing the chance of burst on the network.

What We are Doing

Most of these works will be carried out in rural land, however there will be some sections of work required in roads and road verges. The work will be carried out three areas. All dates are approx.: 

Area 1: 28th November 2022 to February/March 2023 (southeast section)

Area 2: February/March 2023 to April/May 2023 (west section)

Area 3: April/May 2023 to July 2023 (north section)

To allow work to be completed safety, traffic management measures will be in place, including the use of temporary traffic lights, speed restriction and some localised road closures. These will be well signposted in advance of any work commencing.  Our site team will liaise with any customer whose access may be restricted during the works. 

The project may also involve some short, planned interruptions to water supplies in the area as new sections of water main are brought into service, but efforts will be made to keep this to a minimum. Residents and businesses will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of any planned interruption affecting their supply.  

The project is being delivered on Scottish Water’s behalf by alliance partner Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA) and local contractor MacAulay Askernish Ltd.  

We appreciate that the need for a road closure and traffic management measures and the potential for planned interruptions to water supplies as work progresses may cause some inconvenience but our team on site will do all they can to keep this to a minimum.

Our thanks to those affected for their patience and understanding while the project is underway.

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