Covid stops £3m water improvement work at Pennyfuir

Work by Scottish Water to fit a new water tank at Pennyfuir has temporarily stopped due to an outbreak of Covid

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A Covid outbreak has brought Scottish Water’s £3million work at Pennyfuir to a halt.

The site closed after a small number of workers tested positive for the virus, confirmed Scottish Water.

Work to fit a new water tank will not start again until all the necessary measures have been taken to make sure it is safe for employees and contractors to be back on site.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: ‘In accordance with the current Scottish Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed our works at Pennyfuir following confirmation that a small number of employees/contractors’ employees tested positive with Covid-19.

‘The health and safety of workers and our customers is our top priority. We would like to reassure everyone that all necessary steps will be taken to ensure a safe working environment prior to the restart of this project.’

Before the temporary closure, work had been progressing well as part of a scheme that will improve service to customers on the north side of Oban and as far out as Appin.