Anglian Water set to begin £2.8million sewer rehabilitation scheme in Peterborough

09 July 2020


Anglian Water engineers will next week, 13 July, begin crucial work to strengthen and improve a section of its sewer pipes in Peterborough, to improve the resilience of its network.


As part of a new £2.8million sewer rehabilitation project, the region’s water company will see more than 435m of sewer pipe in the Potters Way area of Peterborough strengthened, helping to improve the life of the pipe well into the future.


Anglian Water’s dedicated staff, who have been classed by the Government as key workers, have continued with essential work such as this throughout the lockdown period. Teams on site have ensured they continue to adhere to the latest advice on social distancing guidelines for their protection, and that of the local public.


Lee Forth, Anglian Water’s Technical Manager, said: “Our staff have continued to work hard, on projects just like this, to ensure that our services have continued as normal for our customers right across the region.


“These pipes take most of Peterborough’s wastewater away, which can be as much as 4,000 litres per second, so the work is critical to ensure that thousands of customers can continue to flush their toilets and use their washing machines without a second thought.”


To ensure the safety of both staff and local road users, traffic management will be in place at various points throughout the scheme. The most noticeable of which will include a lane closure of Frank Perkins Parkway, which will be in place from 24 August - 28 August 2020.


Temporary road closures will also be in place on Bishops Road, Potters Way, Hammonds Drive, and Miller Way, with traffic management dates subject to change dependant on the progression of works. The company’s dedicated team of operational experts will be working on the project from 13 July 2020, with work expected to be completed by October 2020.


“In certain areas, we have designed a solution which will allow us to refurbish sections of the pipe without having to dig up and replace the whole thing, helping us to reduce the amount of disruption that it would normally cause,” Lee continued.


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