Project Overview

Scottish Water is investing £14.8 million to upgrade the Water Treatment Works serving Turriff. Work commenced in 2020 and all phases are expected to be complete by Summer 2023.

The project is being delivered by RSE (Ross-Shire Engineering).

At a Glance

  • Turriff WTW upgrade 

  • £14.8m investment 

  • Delivered by RSE

  • Approx. 36 months to deliver 

Turriff WTW

£14.8m upgrade

The new Motor Control Centre being delivered to site.

Why We Are Doing This

The existing WTW serving Turriff is ageing, with much of the equipment exceeding its expected life capacity and presenting challenges in maintaining the volume and quality of supply.

Upgrading the WTW will ensure we can continue to provide clean, fresh great-tasting water to our customers well into the future, while meeting the needs of the community over the years ahead. 

What We are Doing 

The project is aimed at refurbishing and upgrading several key areas at Turriff WTW, including installing a new Motor Control Centre (MCC) and standby generator with uninterruptible power supplies to maintain treatment even during power outages. 

The new MCC was designed and built by RSE at state-of-the-art facilities in Muir of Ord in modules and then delivered to site to minimise disruption to the local community and normal site activities.   

All 10 Rapid Gravity Filters will also be refurbished, with upgraded control valves linked to the new control centre. 

This work will all take place within the existing footprint of the site and we will do our best to keep any disruption to the wider community during construction to a minimum.