Anglian Water set to begin resilience work on Ely water main

28 October 2019


Anglian Water is investing £350,000 to install 1.5 kilometres worth of new water main in Littleport, Ely to reduce the risk of future bursts and low water pressure in the area.


The work, set to commence on Monday 4 November, will see the water main replaced with a new section of pipe, helping to significantly reduce the likelihood of future interruptions to supply, ensuring a more resilient water network for many years to come.


The installation will see 1.5km of pipe laid in the area, and is expected to last for 13 weeks, being completed by the end of February 2020. In order to allow teams to work safely, road closures will be in place along Ten Mile Bank at different stages throughout the work. However, access for emergency services and local residents will be maintained at all times.


David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: "We’re pleased that this vital repair work will help to improve the existing water network in the area, ensuring a more resilient supply for the future.


"The improvements to the network will help to reduce the likelihood of future bursts and low water pressure in the area of Littleport and Ely, making sure that our network is fit to meet the demands of the local population.”


Teams will be onsite from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend work to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.


If customers have any queries, please contact the Anglian Water customer service team on 03457 145 145 or visit for the latest information.