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£200,000 Investment to boost to water quality in Llangennech

14/06/2017

A £200,000 investment is set to get underway in parts of Llangennech, Llanelli, to boost drinking water quality for customers in the area. 

The project by the not-for-profit water company, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, will see the old iron water pipes replaced with brand new plastic pipes. Once complete, the work will improve the quality of the drinking water network for decades to come.

The work will take place in the fields between Talyclun and Penlan Farm, then continue towards Capel Ty-Newydd, Glyncaerau Cottage and Tyr-Fernel. The work is expected to start on 5th June 2017.  Providing everything goes to plan, it is anticipated that everything will be finished by the end of August.

Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Project Manager, Dave Kirk said: ““With some parts of the water network laid many years ago, the time has come for us to undertake some essential work to replace the pipes.  We are committed to providing customers with a first class supply and our work here reflects this.

“Although most of the work will take place in private land, there will be traffic control measures to reduce disruption within Gypsy Lane. This is essential to make sure the workmen, local residents and motorists stay safe during the work. 

Dave added: “We understand that a large refurbishment programme like this can cause disruption in the short-term, but the long term benefits include reduced leaks, less interruptions to supply and high quality drinking water for the whole community for decades to come.”