Anglian Water is set to begin work to install a new section of water main in Holbrook, Ipswich next week, Monday 30 September.
The work, a £1.7 million investment from the water company, will help to improve the existing water network, ensuring a resilient water supply for the future and keeping taps running in Holbrook, Shotley and Stutton for years to come.
David Hartley, Anglian Water spokesperson, said: "We’re always looking for ways to improve and enhance the resilience of our water network, and this work is just another example of our commitment to making sure that our network meets the demands of the local population.
"The improvements to the network will help to reduce the likelihood of future bursts and low water pressure in the areas of Holbrook, Shotley and Stutton, keeping customers taps flowing for years.”
The work will see 2km of pipe laid in the area, and is expected to last for nine months, being completed in June 2020. To allow teams to work safely, road closures will be in place along Hyams Lane, Church Hill, Ipswich Road and Primose Hill at different stages throughout the work.
To minimise disruption for customers in the local area, these works have been scheduled in phases to ensure that work is contained within a small area. Advanced warning signs will be put in place to notify residents and road users of the upcoming works.
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. Further information can also be found on the Anglian Water website at www.anglianwater.co.uk/yourarea.