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Anglian Water to invest £15M in new water treatment works

Anglian Water has announced that it is to start work on creating a new water treatment works at Little Wratting.

Balfour Beatty will start work on the £15 million project on 25 February, with work due to be completed in summer 2020.

The Anglian Water scheme is designed to secure water supplies for homes and industry in and around the Haverhill area and forms part of a large investment to improve water quality and build resilience in the water network within the area.

Anglian Water's Nicola Harvey said: "The East of England is the driest in the UK, and faces some significant challenges from a changing climate and a rapidly growing population. 

"Future investments such as this new water treatment works at Little Wratting are essential to securing this vital resource."

The new works will be connected to the Boyton Hall Reservoir and School Road by three large underground pipes.

No planned disruption will be made to customers’ water supply and the majority of the work will take place on private land.

In April, Anglian Water will be closing a small section of Old Haverhill Road to lay the new pipe and aim to complete this section as quickly as possible to minimise disruption for the public.

“We have planned this work carefully to minimise any disruption for customers and local road users," Harvey added. "However, 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 protecting and enhancing the water supply to the 30,000 customers in the Haverhill area.”

This is just one example of the millions of pounds Anglian Water is investing across the region to reduce the risk of water supply interruptions by ensuring water networks are resilient for the future, and ready to meet the unique challenges faced in the East of England.

Author: Robin Hackett, Deputy Editor, WWT and WET News
Topic: Treatment
Tags: Anglian Water , Balfour Beatty , water treatment

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