Anglian Water is running a fifth public exhibition in Ipswich for people living in streets affected by its lead pipe replacement programme.
Work on the £1.4 million scheme began in October, with the aim of fitting plastic pipes in 45 streets ahead of new European standards on the amount of lead allowed in drinking water.
Due to come into force in 2013, the new standards will see the limit on lead in drinking water more than halve, from 25 to 10 parts per billion.
Work is progressing well, with contractors on course to start in Finchley Road in the week beginning May 28th, before moving on to Hervey Street, Myrtle Rd, Back Hamlet, Newbury Rd and Tennyson Rd.
Work in Gatacre Road, Sirdar Road and Surrey Road will not start until the summer holidays due to their proximity to local schools.
People living in these streets are invited to the exhibition at Zoar Baptist Church in St Helens Street from 3.30 to 6.30 pm on May 21st.
They will be able to see the plans and ask questions of the project team before work starts.
Toni Holtby, Lead Strategy Manager for Anglian Water, said: “The work is going well so far and we are delighted to say that we have had a very positive response from customers.”
Survey cards will be given to households affected by the work to gauge how well Anglian Water’s contractors are performing.
Toni said: “We remain determined to make sure the project causes as little disruption as possible to the life of the town and its people.
“Part of that is keeping people informed and so I would encourage anyone living in those streets to pop along and see us.”