Scottish Water invest £5M to take care of Tomatin’s water supply.

A new state-of-the-art water treatment works (WTW) is now serving Scottish Water customers in Tomatin and Moy, after successful completion of a £5million investment in the area’s water supply. 

Tomatin’s previous Water Treatment Works (WTW) was commissioned in the 1980s and was coming towards the end of its operational life. The new WTW is designed to ensure that Scottish Water can continue to provide clear, fresh drinking water to customers in Tomatin and Moy for many years to come. 

The new treatment works was delivered by Scottish Water’s alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), who worked with Highland-based engineering specialists RSE (Ross-shire Engineering) .


Tomatin Works Map
Ariel view of water treatment works

The new Water Treatment Works will use a transportable model that has been developed in partnership between Scottish Water and Ross-shire Engineering for use in rural communities which significantly reduces the construction time on site and the total amount of traffic involved with the project.

The WTW was assembled and tested at Ross-shire Engineering’s specialist factory in Muir of Ord, and was carefully delivered in four separate units and installed at its long term home. 


Delivery of a WTW
Delivery of a rural Water Treatment Works of similar size and appearance to the one that was delivered at Tomatin.


Engaging the Local Community

A drop-in information event was held at Strathdearn Millennium Hall from 4pm until 7pm on 27 February, 2019 to enable residents to view the proposals and speak to the project team. The information that was on display at the event can be found in the Document Hub.