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Tomatin Water Treatment Works

Scottish Water is investing approximatey £5m to take care of Tomatin’s water supply.

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

The utility’s delivery alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD) has been developing proposals for a new Water Treatment Works (WTW) to serve around 800 customers in the village.  The new Works will be sited close to the existing borehole and WTW, on the west side of the river a short distance south of Findhorn Bridge.

Tomatin Map
Above: 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. The WTW will be assembled and tested at Ross-shire Engineering’s specialist factory in Muir of Ord, before being carefully delivered and installed at its long term home. By building the WTW at Ross-shire Engineering’s factory, we will significantly reduce the construction time on site and the total amount of traffic involved with our project.

Work on the project is expected to get underway later in the Spring and to be completed by Summer 2020.

Delivery of WTW
Above: Delivery of a rural Water Treatment Works of similar size and appearance to the one proposed at Tomatin

Engaging the Local Community

A drop-in information event was held at Strathdearn Millennium Hall from 4pm until 7pm on Wednesday 27th February to enable residents to view the proposals and speak to the project team.

You can view the Information from the events in these posters: Information Event Posters.