Water treatment works take shape in Lochmaddy

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A dozen massive modules that will allow work on a new water treatment plant to go ahead have arrived in the islands.

As part of a £15 million project to deliver a new water treatment facility to North Uist and Berneray, the modules have been delivered on time, keeping in line with the schedule of works.

The project as a whole is expected to bring a reliable water supply to residents and visitors to the islands.

The modules were designed and manufactured in Muir of Ord by Ross-Shire Engineering, where they underwent rigorous testing methods.

Scottish Water project manager, Anoushka Ainslie-McAlpine, said:  “We’re very pleased that these deliveries have gone smoothly and would like to thank other road and ferry users for their patience while they were taking place.

“Work is progressing well on site and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Once commissioning is complete, this investment will provide a single, improved water supply for customers across North Uist and Berneray.”

Councillor Uisdean Robertson said: “Everything is coming together; two lorries have been transporting several loads which have been prefabricated and are now being assembled on site.

“It is a welcome sight to see the modules being assembled on site and Scottish Water have kept us well informed throughout the project as to what is going on.

“Local trades have also benefited from laying the pipes and working on the site so it’s been good to see this kind of investment.”

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