Anglian Water will begin work on installing the second phase of a brand new water main in Bowthorpe, Norwich next week.

The scheme, costing a total of £1.6million, will see an additional 2.7km of pipeline laid which will connect Colney and Bowthorpe Water Towers, helping to provide a resilient water supply for the future. Anglian has already installed 600m of new water main on Three Score Road as part of the scheme between April and July this year.

The second phase of the project will begin on Monday 08 October with the overall project to be completed in April 2019.

In order for the work to be completed, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Three Score Road and Chapel Break Road for 14 weeks from 08 October. Work will also take place on Barnard Road for seven weeks from 14 November. Rolling road works will be in place, meaning work will only be carried out on short sections of the road at a time, reducing disruption to local road users in the area.

Working hours will be between Monday and Friday, with weekend work if required, to get the work completed as quickly as possible.

Regan Harris, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “Norwich is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities with a thriving economy, so it’s essential that our network can meet the demands of a growing population, is resilient for the future, and allows us to move water around easily.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience these works may cause and we will do our best to minimise disruption wherever possible. We would also like to thank our customers for their patience and co-operation while these essential works are completed.”

If customers have any queries, please contact the 24-hour customer helpline on 03457 145 145. Information can also be found on the Anglian Water “In Your Area” website at


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