Anglian Water supports growth with new water main installation in Suffolk
27 April 2021
Anglian Water’s team of expert engineers are today, 27 April, set to begin work to install 1.9km of new water mains pipe in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, to support local growth in the area.
The work, which is expected to be completed by the end of July, will supply water to residents of new developments planned in the area l, while maintaining current water pressures to existing customers in the area, helping to keeping taps flowing for years to come.
Dan Finbow, Project Manager for Anglian Water, said: “Our region is one of the fastest growing in the UK, and by 2025 we expect to serve 3.3 million households, with over 380,000 new homes needing to be connected to our network. Investing in projects just like this enable us to enhance capacity and ensure customers can continue to use their taps and flush their toilets without a second thought.”
The majority of the pipe will be installed within neighbouring fields to reduce disruption for local residents. However, in order to for our team to work safely in the area, a road closure will be in place on Kiln Lane throughout the repair with a full diversion route in place via Walsham Road, the A143, the A1088 and The Street, and vice versa. Access will be maintained for residents along Kiln Lane.
Anglian Water has assured teams will be following Public Health England advice on social distancing while at work and will be limiting direct contact with customers unless it’s an emergency.