Work will start on Monday 25 February to create a new water treatment works at Little Wratting costing £15million, these works will continue until Summer 2020.
The Anglian Water scheme is designed to secure water supplies for homes and industry in and around the Haverhill area. The scheme is part of a large investment to improve water quality and build resilience in the water network within the area.
Nicola Harvey from Anglian Water said: “The East of England is the driest in the UK, and faces some significant challenges from a changing climate and a rapidly growing population. Future investments such as this new water treatment works at Little Wratting are essential to securing this vital resource.”
The new works will be connected to the Boyton Hall Reservoir and School Road by three large underground pipes. No planned disruption will be made to customers’ water supply and the majority of the work will take place on private land.
In April, Anglian Water will be closing a small section of Old Haverhill Road to lay the new pipe and aim to complete this section as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for the public.
Nicola continued: “We have planned this work carefully to minimise any disruption for customers and local road users, however we know a project like this may cause some disturbance and we apologise in advance. We hope residents appreciate the positive impact this project will have on protecting and enhancing the water supply to the 30,000 customers in the Haverhill area.”
This is just one example of the millions of pounds Anglian Water is investing across the region to reduce the risk of water supply interruptions by ensuring water networks are resilient for the future, and ready to meet the unique challenges faced in the East of England.
For all queries about this scheme, contact the 24-hour customer helpline on 03457 145 145, information can also be found on the “In Your Area” section of the Anglian Water website at www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.