We're working to renew aging water pipes in Biddulph
11th October 2016
Sarah-Jayne O’Kane explains why the work is required: “We’re investing a huge amount of money in the Biddulph area – over £600,000 - to renew the water pipe network. Our priority is to supply our customers with a great quality water supply that’s always there when you need it. Lately there have been a higher than average number of burst pipes, and obviously this is affecting that water supply. The bursts tell us that the water pipes are starting to get a bit old and tired and now is the time to replace them.
“We’ve already started work in the Tower Hill Road area where there are currently traffic lights in operation. From Monday next week (17 October) we’ll be moving on to Newpool Road where unfortunately, to keep both the public and our workforce safe, we will need to close the road for around five weeks. Overall, the work is due to take around three months to complete, which is pretty good going for the amount of pipes that need replacing.
”Sarah-Jayne continues: “We know there’s never a good time to close roads, but we’ve planned this project to make sure we keep disruption to local residents to an absolute minimum. Our contract partners, Amey, will be doing the work on our behalf.
“We’d like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding and apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope everyone understands how important it is and that they will soon have a brand new water pipe system that will last for generations.”