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Pump House- Thurso 

The sewerage pumping station at the end of the River Thurso looks reminiscent of an Egyptian building  and this was the intention of the architect Lyndall Leet when it was built about 15 years ago.

It is mainly underground with the machinery hidden from site. 
It has an Egyptian type doorway into a courtyard joining together two buildings.

The firm contracted to build the sewerage station was Sir M Macdonald - engineers.

The station is now under the control of NOSWA  - North Of Scotland Water Authority that will shortly become part of the new water company Scottish Water.

The building also has a wave wall to allow for the very high tides and stormy weather that hit the area from time to time.

The machinery underground separates grit and other materials before pumping to to sea.