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Achmelvich Road Closures due to Laying of New Water Supply

Taking care of your water supply in Achmelvich.
What we are doing.

We are laying a new 4.3km water main from the junction of the A837 and the B869 – just north of Lochinver to Achmelvich Water Treatment Works. This work will ensure you continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, and reduce the chance of pipes bursting. This work is part of a larger scheme which will take around 12 months to complete.

When are we doing it
Phase 1: Work will start on the 7th November 2016 and last approximately 11 weeks with a break over the Christmas period.
Phase 2: Works from Achmelvich Bridge to Am Feadan will start on the 25th January and will last approximately 6 weeks.

What happens next
We may need to turn off your water supply. If we do, we will send you further information at least 48 hours in advance, detailing the dates and times that your supply will be affected and what to do.
During the works you may experience a change in water pressure and/or discoloured water. If this happens don’t be alarmed, turn on the cold water tap in your kitchen, let the water flow slowly until it runs clear.
Please note that these dates maybe subject to change depending on progress and weather conditions.

Traffic Management Measures
As agreed with Highland Council, it will be necessary to have traffic management measures in place. This will include:
From February 20 until 31 March a “passive” road closure will be in place on the B869 between Lochinver and Achmelvich.

The road traffic management, which has been arranged in liaison with The Highland Council, will be as follows:

Monday to Friday

Monday to Thursday


Thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential work.

We will keep the community updated as work progresses.

Yours sincerely

Trish Wilson

Regional Community Team
Tel 0800 0778 778

Achmelvich Road Closures due to Laying of New Water Supply, Scotland