Modular water treatment works set for journey to Loch Ness

Convoy carrying water treatment modules on the A82 in Inverness during 2018, during delivery of a similar Water Treatment Works to Lochmaddy in North Uist.

A modular water treatment works (WTW) is set to be transported to its home on the banks of Loch Ness at Invermoriston.

The WTW will supply around 1250 Scottish Water customers in Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston with an ‘improved’ water supply from Loch Ness. Scottish Water, alongside their alliance partner Efficient Service Delivery (ESD), invested £21 million in the development.

The 16 transportable modules will make a 41-mile journey from Muir of Ord to the new WTW site. The police escorted convoys will be spread out over a three-week period in January 2020.

ESD Project Manager Kelton Bennett commented, “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 deliveries have been carefully planned by Ross-shire Engineering and their specialised haulier, in consultation with the police who will provide an escort to each convoy.”