Anglian Water will begin the installation of a brand new water main in Scunthorpe this month, Monday 19 August, to support the growth of the new Lincolnshire Lakes development.
The new mains pipe, a result of a £5.4m investment by the water company, will ensure a resilient water supply for the future amid increasing demand, keeping taps running in Scunthorpe for years to come.
The work will see over 13km of new pipe laid in the area, with work expected to be completed by July 2020, and will see customer impact kept to a minimum wherever possible through the drilling of pipework under major roads in the area.
David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: "Operating in one of the fastest growing areas in the UK, this scheme will help to support future growth, ensuring we can maintain current water pressure to the area as the population grows in the Lincolnshire Lakes.
"This development is a significant one within the area of Scunthorpe and this work is just another example of our commitment to making sure that our network is fit to meet the demands of a growing population.”
Work to lay the new pipe will take place on the A18, Holme Lane, Messingham Road, Northfield Road, Scotter Road, Burringham Road and Brumby Common Lane, although dates for these works are still to be confirmed and are subject to change as work progresses.
Advanced warning signs will be put in place to notify local residents of the upcoming works. Further information can also be found on the Anglian Water “In Your Area” website at www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.