Wider view of Huisinis beach
Water Treatment Works being lifted from barge at Huisinis, North Harris
The new Water Treatment Works being unloaded on to Huisinis Beach in North Harris
The new Water Treatment Works loaded and ready to leave the beach
Huisinis Beach
Huisinis Flock

North Harris

Check out the video below to see how the new Water Treatment Works was delivered to Huisinis Beach 

What does the work involve?

This project involves the delivery and installation of a new Water Treatment Works to serve customers in Gobhaig, Beadersaig and Huisinis in North Harris. Planning consent for the development was granted by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in February 2019, with work beginning on site soon after.  The project is now near completion and final commissioning work will restart as soon as public health guidelines allow.

Why are we doing this work? 

The new Water Treatment Works is part of a £4.5 million investment by Scottish Water to provide a single, improved water supply for Gobhaig and Huisinis.  The new Works will be capable of meeting high seasonal demand from visitors and will also enable new development in the local area.

Latest Update

The new Water Treatment Works was delivered successfully to Huisinis Beach at high tide on the evening of Monday 15 July. 

The new plant was loaded on to a specialised barge at Kishorn on Monday, before crossing the Minch and sailing through the Sound of Harris to lie offshore at Huisinis.  In ideal weather conditions, the delivery on to the beach was achieved ahead of schedule, before a final short journey by road on Tuesday morning to its long term home west of the Gobhaig road junction. 

The Water Treatment Works has been manufactured by Ross-shire Engineering at their specialised factory in Muir of Ord, near Inverness, as part of a longstanding partnership with Scottish Water to help meet the needs of rural and island communities.   

We would like to thank the North Harris Trust, local residents and visitors for their patience while our team worked to enable this important delivery to take place smoothly and safely. Watch the below video to find out more. 

Customers with any questions or concerns about the project can contact Scottish water’s customer helpline on help@scottishwater.co.uk or 0800 0778 778, quoting the reference: Capital/404137/RSE.

The Water Treatment Works was delivered by sea to Huisinis beach

Check out the video to find out more