Anglian Water to begin resilience work on Suffolk water network
13 August 2020
Anglian Water’s operational engineers will next week, 17 August, begin work to install 1km worth of new pipe in Brantham, Suffolk as part of a £250,000 investment by the water company.
The work, which is due to commence from 17 August 2020, will see 1km of new water pipes installed in order to help strengthen and improve the resilience of the network, keeping taps flowing for years to come.
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 continue to adhere to the latest advice on social distancing guidelines for their protection, and that of the local public.
David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “This work will help us to pump a higher volume of water into the network, ensuring that our customer’s water supply and pressure is resilient well into the future.
“We have planned the majority of the pipework to be installed in the fields adjacent to the A137 to reduce the amount of disruption caused. However, traffic management will be in place at points throughout the work to allow us to connect the new pipe to the existing water network.”
Two-way traffic lights will be in place on Brantham Bridge from 01-21 September 2020 with Stutton Road closed from 07-18 September 2020. A full diversion route will be in place during these periods; however access will be maintained for residents and businesses on Stutton Lane.
The company’s dedicated team of operational experts will be working on the project for seven weeks, with work expected to be completed by the end of October 2020.