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Water Supplies for Infrastructure Projects

HighWater provides specialist services in support of road, renewable, power transmission and other infrastructure projects.

These include: provision of temporary potable supplies for work compounds where a connection to the public main is not possible, provision of water supplies for on-site concrete mixing (to avoid tankering water or ready-mix concrete), provision of potable supplies for permanent operations buildings and substations, design and implementation of mitigation strategies where existing third-party private water supplies are being impacted by an infrastructure project .

Our clients include:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Morrison Construction
  • RJ Macleod Civil Engineers and Building Contractors
  • Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK
  • SSE
  • Scottish Power
  • RWE

Case Studies

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR)

HighWater was initially contracted by the AWPR Joint Venture to design new private water supplies for a number of properties and farms, whose existing supplies were being impacted by the AWPR. Once the recommended designs had been approved, HighWater was engaged to undertake the works, which included drilling, installing and commissioning of 10 new borehole water well supplies. HighWater continues to undertake the maintenance of these new supplies for the property owners.

Angela Pllu, Environment and Sustainability Manager

We employed HighWater to assist with managing a large number of private water supply assessments, modifications and installations as part of one of our large construction projects in Aberdeen. Highwater helped us assess which supplies were likely to be affected by our works and also managed all of the new private water supplies to be installed. This included everything from arranging land access with landowners through to testing and commissioning of supplies and providing operation and maintenance documents. They were always helpful and proactive to deal with and their work onsite was neat and tidy. Their call out response for problems with existing supplies was also excellent. They helped us solve numerous problems straight away on the phone, or came out to the affected water supply to develop solutions to more complex water quality/supply issues. I would not hesitate to recommend HighWater for Private Water Supply contracts.

Beauly to Denny Overhead Power Transmission Line

HighWater was contracted by Balfour Beatty to drill, install, commission and decommission borehole water wells to deliver potable water supplies to seven temporary work compounds along the route of the Beauly to Denny overhead power transmission line. The solution provided by HighWater used re-purposed, insulated shipping containers which were fitted out in our workshop for delivery to site and location over the borehole. This approach minimised the amount of time our engineers needed to spend on site and also meant that the water supplies could be easily decommissioned once they were no longer required.

Private Client

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