Situated 3km the north coast of mainland Orkney, the island Rousay has an indigenous population of around 200. The water supply was identified as part of Scottish Waters SR10 investment programme as requiring upgraded disinfection and cryptosporidium treatment to ensure that it can comply with modern day standards and also to allow for future population growth.
The scope of works included:
The remote location presented challenges, not the least of which was the variable weather conditions which at short notice could disrupt supply arrangements from Mainland across the Eynhallow Sound.
Significant technical input was necessary to integrate the new assets into the existing works – in particular to maximise the output from the existing service reservoir – and this was achieved with the close working relationships which were maintained with Scottish Water’s award-winning Operations team of ‘Rousay Girls’.
Close co-operation and liaison with the local people of Rousay was also essential to ensure minimal disruption to the daily life on the island.
GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.
14th December 2018
Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,
18th September 2018
GL are ahead of the curve in their support for Scottish Water’s recently launched campaign to encourage people to use a refillable bottle to ‘top up from the tap’ with over 250 GL-branded reusable water bottles distributed across the sites over the past three weeks.
27th June 2018