Two water towers in Ely and Haddenham are to receive a three quarters of a million pound refurbishment.

Anglian Water will carry out essential maintenance and upgrades over the next three months with the towers planned to be back in service in December.  

The towers, which jointly hold more than 5 million litres of water and serve nearly 10,000 homes and businesses in and around Ely, will be renovated using a number of innovative technologies including a state-of-the-art lining which moulds to the inside of the building. This means the water tank itself does not need to be replaced.  

Paul Naylor, Regional Supply Manager for Anglian Water, said: “It’s vital the treated water stored in these towers continues to be protected for decades to come. We’ve already started the necessary preparation work and the use of new innovations, like the liner, will help us to complete the work efficiently.”  

The two projects are part of Anglian Water’s overall investment programme, which this year will see the company spend £466 million on maintaining and improving its equipment and services.