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Ferrier Pumps have been installing Adoptable Pumping Stations in Scotland for over thirty five years.

Every one of them has been adopted by Scottish Water without fuss or delay on our part.

It is not enough to build the station to specification, as without the documentation being prepared to the required standards and provided on time, Scottish water will not embark on the Adoption process and their Reasonable Cost contribution will be withheld.


We understand that most House builders are not familiar with the regulations surrounding  Adoptable Pumping Stations and nor can they be expected to be as it is a specialist hand built product and the regulations covering such installations have changed with great frequency over the years.

Before a quotation can be provided for an Adoptable Pumping Station, it should be appreciated that the supplier must have the specialised knowledge covering the following topics:

Sewers for Scotland 4th Edition.


A knowledge of Scottish Water’s Reasonable Cost Contribution policy.


Scottish Water Bespoke Pumping Station Design Documents.


MEICA design requirements.


Scottish Water Pump and valve Chamber requirements.


The tenderer must advise the client to make an assessment regarding the possibility of criminal damage


to the installation which may incur extra costs to cover the inclusion of steel security rated products.


The tenderer must advise the developer to make an Application to Connect.


The tenderer must confirm pump and rising main selection is in accordance with SFS4.


The tenderer must advise and have a knowledge of DSEAR requirements.


The tenderer must advise and have a knowledge of Scottish Waters Standards & Specifications and BS7671.


The tenderer must have a knowledge of Scottish waters O&M requirements and the ability to produce these.


The tenderer must have a knowledge of and be able to point out the areas of “Civils” work that are and are not covered by our offer.


The tenderer must have a knowledge and be able to advise on Earth Bonding requirements.


Notwithstanding the above, the author of the quotation must also have to have a sound knowledge of :


Pumps and their selection.


Pipe work, fitting and valves.


Control equipment including ultrasonic level control equipment, flow meters and telemetry.


Electrical installations.


Access covers.


Various ancillaries which go with an installation such as this.




One of the bigger headaches for Housing Developers is maintaining their Pumping Station while it is in the process of being Adopted by Scottish Water.

Nothing is more likely to put off a new house purchaser than if they hear that there are problems with the reliability of the housing estate’s sewage pumping station.


For many years at Ferrier Pumps, we have provided housing developers with our  REST EASY PROGRAMME which provides   24 /7 telemetry,  Real –Time Monitoring  of a Developers’ Pumping Station which is backed up by our Emergency Call Out Engineers who cover Scotland from our three locations in Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow. .


The Rest Easy Programme gives the Developer peace of mind that all is well while the Two Year  Scottish Water Adoption Process, is brought  to a satisfactory conclusion.


In some instances, this Two Year Adoption Process is  extended when Scottish Water wish to prolong the Adoption Process until every house on the estate has been built and sold.

In these circumstances, The Ferrier Pumps Rest Easy Programme can be adjusted to meet the client’s needs and the warranty extended on the station to give assurance to the developer that the plant will be maintained and remain in a 100% condition, removing any risk of failure in normal circumstances. 

This way, we can give an assurance that the Pumping Station is running at all times, at peak efficiency.


Our specialist Adoptable Pumping Station team will be glad to discuss your requirements and prepare a REST EASY PROGRAMME to meet all your requirements upon request.