A £1.4 million scheme to replace over 12km of water mains in the East Haddon and Whilton areas of Northamptonshire gets underway next week (2 December).

Anglian Water is spending nine months replacing the pipes in Great Brington, Little Brington and Nobottle where the existing older pipes have started to suffer from more bursts and leaks which also can affect customers’ supplies.  

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “This is a significant investment to help protect the water supply for customers. By replacing the older cast iron water mains with more modern plastic materials we will reduce the likelihood of problems affecting homes and businesses in these areas.  

“Obviously a 40 week project like this will cause some disruption, and we’re sorry about that. But we hope customers in these areas will understand what we’re doing is designed to make things better in the long run and will reduce the chances of problems.”  

To help complete the work as quickly and safely as possible there will be some instances where roads will need to be closed. Diversions and closures will be clearly signposted when these are needed.  

Antony continued: “Where possible we will be using techniques which don’t need long stretches of road to be closed and doing what we can to keep disruption to a minimum.  

“We’re also hosting a drop-in session for local residents to speak to project engineers about the work and how they might be affected. This will be taking place in The Reading Room, adjacent to the Green, in Great Brington next Tuesday (3rd December) between 3-5pm and 6-8pm.”