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We're investing over £7million to improve the water network across Derby

We've started to install new water pipes in Derby as part of a £7M investment to the city to make sure customers can continue to receive a reliable water service.  In this part of the programme, over a kilometre of new water pipes are being installed in the Frederick Street area, and also the Bridge Street area during the next few months.

Helen Purdy, from our community communications team, explains: “We know how important it is to have water when you need it, so projects like this are vital in making sure we can
keep the water flowing through our network, and into our customers’ homes.  This work means we’re reducing the chances of pipes bursting and causing problems, meaning customers can have a water supply they can trust.”

Work began on Monday, during the school holidays, to minimise disruption and is expected to be complete by the end of May, although the work around Frederick Street will be finished much sooner, in mid-March.

“We know that the areas where we’ll be working are very busy, and every effort has been made to cause as little disruption as possible.  We’ve tried really hard to keep traffic management to the absolute minimum, but to keep everyone safe we’ll need to have traffic lights at the junction of Ashbourne and Colville Street.  However, in the Bridge Street area, we’ll only need to use barriers, so that should help to keep traffic flowing.” adds Helen.

“We really hope this essential work doesn’t cause too much of a disruption, and that customers appreciate that this work will help to protect their water supply for years to come.”

The project forms part of our commitment to investing in our infrastructure which will see the equivalent of around £1,300 invested for every home and business we serve between 2015 and 2020.  

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