It will increase reliability and reduce the number of homes and businesses which currently rely on a single pipeline for all their water needs.
Our teams have been identifying the preferred route for the pipelines and considering timescales for delivery.
We held an online engagement event in September, to showcase our plans and ask for feedback.
A copy of our most recent community newsletter, sent ahead of the event, is here.
Since then, we have been digging trenches and boreholes along the planned route, and carrying out archaeological surveys, so we can better understand conditions below the ground. You can read more about our ground investigation work here.
We submitted an Environmental Statement (ES), and a planning application, to the councils along the route in February.
The ES is part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process used to help protect the environment by providing local planning authorities with a detailed evaluation of what effects the pipeline will have on the environment. This enables planning authorities to be fully aware of the broader environmental picture when they decide whether to grant planning permission.
We anticipate construction of the pipeline will begin in the autumn of 2022 and be complete by 2024.
We will work hard to keep the impact on communities along the route, and the environment, to a minimum.