Anglian Water to begin water main installation in Lincolnshire
11 January 2021
Anglian Water’s team of expert engineers are soon, 18 January 2021, set to begin crucial work to install 2.4km of new water mains pipe in Witham St Hugh’s and Swinderby, Lincolnshire, to support local growth in the area.
The work will see pipes installed to supply water to residents of new developments planned adjacent to the A46, while maintaining current water pressures to existing customers in the area, helping to keeping taps flowing for years to come.
Dodie Honisett, Project Manager for Anglian Water, said: “The installation of these new pipes will ensure that we can maintain supplies to the area in and around Witham St Hughs, reducing the risk of future bursts or interruptions.
“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.”
Despite the challenging and uncertain times, Anglian Water staff, who are key workers, are continuing to provide one of life’s essential services - keeping taps flowing, toilets flushing and drains draining.
Work will begin on Eagle Road to connect the new pipe to the existing network, before continuing along towards Halfway House Lane where the pipe will be drilled underneath the A46. The pipe will then commence on Camp Road before reaching the final connection point, with work expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.
To ensure the safety of both staff and local road users, road closures will be in place on Eagle Road (18 January – 09 February), Moor Lane (22 February – 05 March), Green Lane (01 March – 07 March) and Halfway House Lane (01 March – 02 April).
Further to this, multi-way traffic lights will also be in place on Camp Road (01 February – 16 April), Anglian Water will update customers should traffic management dates alter depending on the progression of works.
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.