Work will commence this month to replace over 7.3km of mains pipes which supply water to homes in and around Glinton. The essential work, which will involve a number of temporary road closures and diversions, is currently due to be completed by August 2018.

Anglian Water’s Project Manager Fiona Hallam, who is leading the improvement scheme, comments: “We know that bursts on the mains in this area have been a problem in the past, causing interruptions to supply and low pressure. This significant investment will see us install 7.3km of new water pipes which will reduce the risk of bursts in the future.

“Work of this scale inevitably causes some disruption to road users but we’re aiming to reduce the impact of this wherever possible. We’ll be using a ‘no-dig’ technique called ‘Directional Drilling’ for the majority of the work, which minimises the amount of surface digging we need to do, speeding up the work.

“To allow our teams to complete the work safely, temporary traffic management systems will be put in place and we have written to all residents in the area to share the detail of these plans. The first closure will be Werrington Bridge Road from 26th March for about four weeks, following by Drain Road which will be closed for two weeks.

“Each road closure will have an official diversion route which will be clearly sign posted for road users. We’ll be keeping residents updated throughout this work and further information about the traffic management plans can be found on the In Your Area section of the Anglian Water website www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.

“We’d like to thank the Glinton community in advance for their patience whilst we complete this essential improvement work and we look forward to seeing the benefits that this significant investment will bring in delivering safe, high quality, secure water supplies to the area”.

Posted by Anglian Water