Craighead Water Treatment Works Upgrade 

Overview

We are investing in a £16 million project to replace our existing Craighead Water Treatment Works (WTW) serving Huntly.  The new water treatment works once complete, will continue to provide our customers in Huntly and the surrounding area with up to 2 million litres of high quality drinking water per day and will be constructed opposite the existing works.

The current treatment works is located approximately 2 miles west of Huntly on the A920. 

Site of the New Craighead Water Treatment Works

New Water Treatment Works for Huntly

The new treatment works will be constructed opposite the existing works, 2 miles West of Huntly

Why are we doing this work?

The existing Craighead WTW building and plant has reached the end of its economic life and the existing plant is not suitable for refurbishment. This new Water Treatment Works will provide a high quality drinking water to Huntly and the surrounding area for years to come. 

What does the work involve?

The new treatment works will involve the construction of a new 60m x 20m building which will house the new equipment.

The work started in January 2021 and is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.  During this time the existing WTW will remain operational until the new works are completed.  As such, there will be no planned disruption to customers supplies. 

Due to the number of heavy vehicles regularly entering and exiting the site there will be a reduced speed limit in place on the A920 during the construction period.  This is to maintain safety and to reduce the risk for all traffic using the A920 at this location.

ESD will be carrying out this work for Scottish Water

Work is underway

ESD will be carrying out the work on behalf of Scottish Water

Other Information

Scottish Water's Alliance partner ESD will be carrying out this work on our behalf.