Business Stream clean Water Main in Kilmarnock

We supported Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) and Business Stream with our expertise in designing and implementing a new clean water main in Kilmarnock, Scotland. The new clean water main was a requirement of the local planning department as a contingency for the development of a new windfarm.

Key details

Client
Business Stream

Location
Hareshawmuir Road, Kilmarnock, Scotland

Services provided

  • Feasibility Study
  • Clean Water Design
  • Hydraulic Modelling
  • MEICA Design
  • Project Management

Challenge

The residents of Hareshawmuir Road in Kilmarnock, Scotland already had a clean water supply, however this was not via a public main. In order to develop a new windfarm in the area to serve existing local properties, the local planning department required a clean water main to be built, that would if viable, eventually be adopted by Scottish Water’s own network.

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Solution

Due to the unusual nature of this project (and uncertainty of Scottish Water adopting the new infrastructure), our expertise was sought early on, as Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) accredited designers.

Following an initial meeting with CWL in June 2019, it was agreed that we would first conduct a feasibility study. This would help Business Stream as they would be able to take note of any hazards or obstacles, that would prevent them from commissioning a full design, or spending valuable time in an application process before engaging with Scottish Water.

Result

Three RPS offices in Ratho, Belfast and Kirkintilloch worked in collaboration to deliver this project, each bringing unique expertise in site surveying, project management, clean water design, hydraulic modelling analysis and other relevant areas.

We presented CWL with a conceptual design drawing that could be used in high-level discussions with Scottish Water. These discussions were successful, and RPS and Business Stream were given the go-ahead for development and application of a new water main.

The feasibility study highlighted a potential issue with pressure in a new main due to the elevations and length required. At this stage, we conducted a hydraulic model that revealed issues with the water pressure and highlighted the need for a section of the main to be pumped, as well sized the pipe.

On completion of this analysis, we were able to provide a pump specification and MEICA Design for the client and submit it to Scottish Water for technical review. At every stage where additional requirements were identified, we were instrumental in progressing the project to a successful completion.

Our client had utmost confidence in our abilities and the project was delivered to the agreed cost, with Scottish Water granting technical approval in June 2021.

Contact

Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson

Project Engineer +44 141 578 2269 EMAIL
Kirkintilloch | UK

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