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Local councillors get up close to Welsh Water investment scheme

12/09/2016

Four Flintshire Councillors have spent time visiting one of Welsh Water’s investment projects in Connah’s Quay to see how the not for profit company is investing nearly £2million to ensure customers receive a first class supply for decades to come.  

County Councilors, Paul Shotton, Ian Dunbar, Ian Smith and Andy Dunbobbin, visited Englefield Avenue to see the investment work for themselves and learn more about the benefits of the work for the whole community.

During the visit they were able to see firsthand the work taking place they were also given an explanation of the work and the long term benefits it will bring to customers.

Welsh Water is currently investing over £6 million pounds upgrading water mains across north east Wales to make sure customers continue to receive high quality drinking water for decades to come.

Connah’s Quay, Sandycroft, Bagillt and Mold are just some of the areas where pipes are currently being upgraded with areas of Hawarden, Buckley, Flint and Whitford to follow.  With some of the pipes in these towns and villages over 100 years old, the work will see around 60km of pipes either replaced or cleaned.

One of the largest investments is in Englefield Avenue and surrounding roads in Connah’s Quay were £1.8 million is being invested on replacing 4km of pipe. Work started in Connah’s Quay in June this year and should be completed by February 2017.

Paul Shotton Ward Councilor for Golftyn said “I am pleased Welsh Water are making this substantial investment in the water network in the area. Whilst there is a short term inconvenience for residents the long term benefits are invaluable ensuring residents in the area receive high quality drinking water every time they open the tap.”

Ian Dunbar Ward Councillor for Connah’s Quay South said “ following the recent visit to site and seeing the amount of work involved in the £1.8 million investment, Welsh Water is to be congratulated as this will ensure our water is of the highest standard for the residents of Connah’s Quay for many years into the future”

Aled Morgan, Capital Delivery Manager for Welsh Water said: “We were delighted to welcome the four Councilors to our site and explain to them in more details the work taking place. The money we are investing in these areas in the north east is a part of a Wales wide investment this year.

“While we are working in these areas some customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water.  This is perfectly normal during work such as this and please be assured that the water supply will return to normal quickly. Customers can find out more information from our website – www.dwrcymru.com

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 Notes to Editor

  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water serves most of Wales, Deeside and Herefordshire. It is one of 10 water and sewerage companies in England and Wales and is the sixth largest. Unlike other water companies, it does not have any shareholders.
  • Since 2001, it has been owned by Glas Cymru which was formed in April 2001 for the sole purpose of acquiring and owning Welsh Water.
  • It is a ‘company limited by guarantee’ and our business model is unique in the water industry.  It has no shareholders which means that all financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers.
  • Glas Cymru’s constitution strictly limits its purpose to that of financing water assets in Welsh Water’s area of appointment and managing Welsh Water’s business so that high quality water and wastewater services are delivered at least cost to the communities served by Welsh Water.
  • As part of our £26 billion network of assets, we operate and maintain 27,500km of water mains, more than 30,000km of sewers, 838 sewage treatment works and 87 impounding reservoirs.

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Further Information: Contact Welsh Water Press Office: 01443 452 452 or press@dwrcymru.com