New water treatment works set for journey to Invermoriston
A new state of the art water treatment works (WTW) is set to make the journey to its long- term home on the banks of Loch Ness at Invermoriston as part of a £21 million investment made by Scottish Water.
The new WTW has already been assembled and pre-commissioned by Ross-shire Engineering at its specialised facility in Muir of Ord. The innovative modular approach to construction being used was developed by the Highland firm via a long-term partnership with Scottish Water.
Now 16 transportable modules will make the 41-mile journey from Muir of Ord to the new WTW site, located in forestry above the A82 just south of Invermoriston.
The new WTW is the central element of a £21 million investment by Scottish Water, with its alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), which will provide a single, improved water supply from Loch Ness to around 1,250 customers in Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston. The project will also help to meet the needs of the area’s tourism sector, which sees significant seasonal increases in demand for water.
Commenting ahead of the deliveries, ESD project manager Kelton Bennett said: “The delivery of the new water treatment works represents an important milestone in our work to provide a single, improved water supply to meet the needs of communities in the heart of the Great Glen.”
The project is expected to be complete before the end of the year.
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