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Why are we doing this?

We want to be able to continue to provide our customers in the area with a safe, reliable supply of clean drinking water for decades to come.

The work will help to ensure security of supply to our customers and to alleviate issues with loss of supply or low water pressure currently experienced by some customers in the area.

Our plan is to invest around £23.3 million in the water network in the area and we want to let you know what that means for you.

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What does this work involve?

Some of our pipes that provide customers with their morning shower and cups of tea are over 100 years old. Over time natural deposits can build up inside the pipes and slow the flow of the water. While these deposits are not harmful, every now and then we need to clear the pipes to keep the water running freely.

Most customers will not be affected by the work and will probably not even notice the work being done and we will write to any customers that may be affected with all the information they will need.

With some parts of the network nearing the end of its operational life, the investment in this area will see around 54km of water mains either replaced or cleansed. That is the equivalent to the length of almost 600 football pitches.


Where will the work take place?

The work will take place between Maerdy and Porth and we anticipate the work will start around the beginning of September. Our work will be starting in Maerdy and Tylorstown and we will keep all residents and businesses updated and do our very best to upgrade the water pipes in your area as smoothly as we can.

Areas that will benefit from the investment will include Maerdy, Ferndale, Tylorstown, Ynyshir, Porth, Treforest and Pontypridd.

Porth

Street names: Eirw Road

Start date: January 2018

Expected completion date: April 2018

Additional information:In order to carry this work out safely, there will be some traffic management in place. We will try to keep this to a minimum and maintain as much access as possible to the businesses residents. This section of work will be completed in April, however, we will be back in the area during the middle of the year to lay the new water mains adjacent to the Imperial bridge. Our plan is to invest around £2 million in the water network in the area. In this area it will involve either clearing or replacing the existing water pipes.


Porth

Street names: Porth Street

Start date: January 2018

Expected completion date: April 2018

Additional information:In order to carry this work out safely, there will be some traffic management in place. We will try to keep this to a minimum and maintain as much access as possible to the businesses and residents. This section of work will be completed in April, however, we will be back in the area to carry out some further work on certain sections of the road later in the year. We will be in contact to advise of the future works closer to the time. Our plan is to invest around £2 million in the water network in the area. In this area it will involve either clearing or replacing the existing water pipes.


Porth

Street names: Pontypridd Road

Start date: March 2018

Expected completion date: May 2018

Additional information:There is a road closure in place to ensure the safety of the residents as well as our workforce during this working period. Diversionary routes are available through Hannah Street for the duration of this work. The pipe laying activity on this section will be completed in May, we will then be working our way along Pontypridd Road towards Eirw Road. Our plan is to invest around £2 million in the water network in the area. In this area it will involve either clearing or replacing the existing water pipes.


Maerdy

Street names: The Parade and Ffaldau Terrace

Start date: January 2018 / March 2018

Expected completion date: April 2018

Additional information:Our plan is to invest around £23.3 million in the water network in the area. In this area it will involve either clearing or replacing around 54km of pipes. We would like to thank people in advance for bearing with us. In order to carry this work out safely, there is some traffic management in place. We are currently working in the lane at the rear of Ffaldau Terrace before we go into the grounds of the water tanks. We anticipate that this section will be complete in April.


Traffic management plan

We spend a lot of time planning our work to make sure it causes the least disruption possible. We’ve carefully planned the work here so that a lot of it doesn’t need to be carried out in the road. Instead, as much as we can, we will be laying the new pipes in land away from the main built up areas.

There will be times however when we do need to work in the road and we may need to ask some people not to park on the road where the work takes place. If this is the case, we’ll be sure to let you know in plenty of time. Please be assured that we’ll get the work in the roads done as quickly as we can.


Want to know more?

If you have any queries regarding this work, please do not hesitate to contact us at Welsh Water’s Customer Call Centre on 0800 052 0130 and ask for Sheena Howells or Sophie Pulman.

Our community van will also be parked in Morrisons car park every Tuesday (9:30am-12:00pm) and Thursday (12:30pm-3:00pm) from the 22nd of February until our work is complete towards the end of May. Please pop in to see Sophie if you have any queries about the work. Please note that our community van will not be parked in Morrisons car park during the Easter holiday period..


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