Scottish Waters’ Customers in the community of Dervaig in north Mull, are now benefiting from a £450,000 investment in their water mains.
More than 1,000 metres of ageing water mains have been replaced with new plastic mains to help mitigate unplanned interruptions and improve the security of supply to residents.
Before this mains replacement work took place, bursts along sections of the main resulted in the water supply being shut off to customers served by Dervaig Water Treatment Works. Worse, last summer the frequency with which local customers were affected by these bursts became increasingly significant.
As a result, Scottish Water made a commitment to provide a long-term solution by upgrading the water network.
Scottish Water’s Regional Communities Manager, Ruaridh MacGregor, says the work will make a huge difference to residents: ‘We fully appreciate the inconvenience that frequent interruptions to the water supply caused for our customers. The local community can be reassured that this new, fit-for-purpose solution will benefit them for many years to come.’
The majority of the work was carried out on Kilmore Terrace from the B8073 down to Kilmore Church junction through the village and out past Glenview.
Local contractors carrying out the work on behalf of Scottish Water have received praise from the local community for the courtesy shown to residents during the works.
Scottish Water would also like to take this opportunity to thank people living in Dervaig for their understanding and co-operation while this vital work has been carried out.