14 January 2022
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State of the Art Supply for Islay14 January 2022
The Transportable Treatment Unit – TTU – is now connected to the network supplying nearly 2000 customers in the Bowmore and Port Ellen areas.
Islay's new Transportable Treatment Unit will increase supply capacity
Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs regional manager said: “The new unit is now supplying an additional 70,000 litres of clear, fresh drinking water a day.
“This £2.5 million investment is just part of our ongoing programme of works for Islay to provide capacity for future housing developments but also resilience and improvements to the existing network.”Georgina Reid
“This £2.5 million investment is just part of our ongoing programme of works for Islay to provide capacity for future housing developments but also resilience and improvements to the existing network.”
The new TTU was transported under police escort more than 200 miles from Ross-shire Engineering’s specialist factory in Muir of Ord where it was built and partially commissioned off-site.
The unit provides capacity for an additional 70,000 litres, boosting the 810,00 litres already supplied from the existing Torra Water Treatment Works on the island.
As part of the installation of the TTU a new pipe bridge across the River Torra has been constructed to support a short section of the two kilometres – around 1.2 miles – of new raw water main that has also been installed north of the water treatment works.
Scottish Water is also currently embarking on a £3 million water network improvement project in Bowmore, Islay where nearly four miles of water mains on streets across the town will be replaced over the next 18 months.