Anglian Water will begin two schemes across Norfolk this February, investing a total of £900,000 in the county’s water network.

The company, which covers the largest geographical area of any water company in England, will begin improvements to its water network in Forncett End and Metton to reduce the likelihood of burst water mains, as well as preparing for future growth in the area.

Next week (04 February) will see work commence in Forncett End where 1km of new water main will be laid, alongside the refurbishment of an existing water boosting station which pumps water around the town to local homes and businesses.

Work will begin at the junction of Long Stratton Road and Tabernacle Lane and will progress eastward along Long Stratton Road; working in approximately 150m sections. The scheme will cost £350,000.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place throughout the duration of the work on Tabernacle Road. Long Stratton Road will be closed from February until the end of April, with a full diversion route in place. However, access will be maintained for local residents and the emergency services at all times.

From 18 February, a further £550,000 investment will see a brand new bypass water main installed in Metton, across the junction of Cromer Road and Metton Road. The additional pipe will secure water supplies for the future by allowing water to be moved more easily around the local area, as well as reducing the likelihood of interruptions to supply.

While the work is completed, Metton Road will be closed for a week commencing on the 18 February. This will be followed by a two-week closure of Cromer Road. A full diversion route will be in place with access for local residents and emergency services.

Nicola Harvey from Anglian Water said: “It’s vital that our network remains resilient for the future and supports the demands of a growing population. These new sections of main will keep taps running and reduce the likelihood of bursts and interruptions to supply for our customers in the future.

“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 whilst these essential works are completed.”

If you have any issues or queries relating to the work, please call Anglian Water 03457 145 145. Alternatively, for updates please visit


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