Tankers deliver water to cope with demand on Arran

Water tankers park in Brodick after delivering water to Arran during the summer heatwave last week.

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Scottish Water has confirmed that it has delivered 12 tanker-loads of water from the mainland to Arran.

Demand has risen over the last week as temperatures soared across the island and across Scotland.

The publicly-owned company delivered 360,000 litres of water, mainly for private supplies, and operatives were also tasked with bringing additional boreholes online to ensure that Arran’s water supply adequately matched its needs.


The increase in demand for water was duplicated across Scotland where demand surged by up to 40 per cent more than normal usage. On Arran the increase was 22 per cent of the 270 million litres normally required.

To ensure a steady supply of fresh water, Scottish Water produces more water where treatment works have capacity, and they move water across the network, from storage, boreholes and rivers.

The increase in demand, which amounted to 200 million litres per day nationwide, prompted Scottish Water to issue a plea requesting people to use water efficiently.

These water saving tips and helpful advice can be found on its website at www.scottishwater.co.uk/savewater