Running tap

Anglian Water is spending £2 million on two schemes to help secure the future water supply for Sheringham and the surrounding area, with work starting next month (5 January 2015).

The works will include the development of a new borehole, to provide a water source, and a separate scheme to install a new water main. The main is essential to improve the security of water supplies in the Sheringham area and will see a 2.5km pipeline installed between the A149 Weybourne Road (coastal road) and Holway Road via land adjacent to Weybourne Road in Upper Sheringham.

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said: “In this region around half of our drinking water comes from reservoirs while other half comes from the ground via boreholes and other sources. Ensuring we have a secure, long term supply of water to keep customers’ taps running is at the core of our business and the reason we’re investing such significant sums of money in this region next year.

“Understandably, these five week projects will cause some disruption to the local area, and we’re sorry for that. But we hope customers will recognise why the schemes are essential and that the security they bring will outweigh any short term inconvenience.

“To allow work to be completed as quickly and safely as possible we will need to close one lane of Holway Road (A1082) for around 200 metres between Beech Avenue and Woodland Rise for the five- week duration.”

Temporary traffic lights will be in place along Holway Road as well as at the junctions of Beech Avenue and Woodland Rise.

Emma added: “Providing everything goes to plan, we expect everything to complete in early February. Our engineers will be working throughout the day, although as we’re working close to people’s homes we will not be working late into the evening.”

If customers have any questions about the scheme the project team will be available to answer questions, alternatively people can call us on 03457 145 145.