We’re building a new 12.5km water pipeline between Norwich and Wymondham to improve water supply in the area.
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The pipeline will allow us to move more water into the area, so we can continue to meet demand from population growth, and replace the supply from local sources which are subject to restrictions from April 2022.
The pipeline is just one part of an interconnected network we are constructing across the region, as set out in our Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP).
What is happening now?
You may see our teams carrying out survey work. This preliminary work will be taking place over the next few weeks and will involve digging trenches and boreholes along the planned route so we can better understand conditions below the ground. We will take our findings into account as we finalise the route.
We are in contact with key stakeholders, including the local authority (South Norfolk Council), county archaeologists, ecologists, highways authorities and landowners as we continue to plan the route.
We are working with a local conservation group, Toadwatch, to protect the under-threat amphibians during our work. Click here to read more.
Our plans also include a new pumping station at Little Melton.
Construction of the pipeline is likely to begin later this year. We will work hard to minimise the impact on communities, and the environment, and continue to talk to all those impacted by the work.
The installation will follow good industry practice using tried and tested techniques.
The most commonly used method to lay a pipe is the use of open cut trenches. Where we particularly need to minimise disruption, such as by main roads, rivers, significant drainage and water ditches and railways, we will use trenchless techniques.
If you would like to contact us about the pipeline, or have any questions or queries about our planned work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.