Anglian Water is planning a series of projects in the Kings Lynn area aimed at managing the water pressure and reducing the chances of leaks and burst mains in the future.
The company is investing £100,000 in three projects across Kings Lynn as part of its wider programme to reduce leaks and do its part to save water.
Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “With the forecast for more neighbours and fewer raindrops, we all need to think about how much water we use.
“While we are asking customers and businesses to do what they can to save water we’re determined to do all we can to ensure the amount of water lost through leaks is reduced.
“Over the past year we have invested around £14 million in tackling leaks and successfully driven down leakage to the lowest ever level. But we know we need to do more – this is why we are installing Pressure Reducing Valves on our network in some areas where bursts and leaks have been more frequent.”
Three areas of Kings Lynn will be worked on in the coming weeks to install these valves. Work at Southgates, Lynn Road and Gaywood Road will be carried out over the weekends, in agreement with the County Council, to minimise disruption to road users and residents.
Advanced warning signs have been put up ahead of the work at Southgate, which is scheduled to start this Saturday (11th) and run until Monday (13th). Work at Lynn Road will take place the following weekend (18th – 20th) and at Gaywood Road in early September (1st and 2nd).
Antony continued: “While we can never guarantee leaks won’t happen, projects like this will help to reduce the chances of problems and interruptions to customers in Kings Lynn in the future.
“Customers supplies shouldn’t be affected during this work but those properties which might be affected will be contacted before work starts, so that they know what to expect.
“We are sorry for any disruption which will be caused during these works, however the long term benefits should far outweigh the inconvenience.”