Work is underway for a water treatment works to be built outside Norwich at a cost of £13 million.

The Anglian Water scheme is designed to secure water supplies for homes and industry in and around the growing city. The scheme is part of a large investment in resilience following the 2012 drought and increased demands on the existing water supply.

The new works will be located outside the village of Postwick and will be completed over a period of 12 months. The construction site is immediately adjacent to the A47 slip road, as a result construction related traffic will not pass through the village unnecessarily. There will be no road closures or diversions.

Satnam Kaur from Anglian Water said: “This scheme is our response to the challenge of keeping the taps in Norwich running in the face of a growing population. The new water treatment works will process 7.5 million litres of water a day which is equivalent to 50,000 baths.

“We have planned the work carefully to minimise any disruption, but we know a project like this may cause some disturbance and we apologise in advance. We hope residents appreciate the positive impact this project will have on increasing the water supply in the Greater Norwich area.”