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Next phase of Welsh Water’s £3.5 million investment to get underway in Sketty


Welsh Water is set to start work on the next phase of its £3.5million investment in Sketty, Swansea, which will help protect the environment and improve bathing and river water quality in the Swansea Bay area for decades to come.

The major project by the not-for-profit company will bring long term benefits to the area by upgrading its waste water network to improve the network’s performance, particularly during wet weather.  The work will help reduce the risk of potential bursts and flooding which in turn will improve the quality of local bathing water. 

Teresa O’Neil, Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Manager, said, “Over the past few months, we have been working in the Sketty area to complete Phase One of our £3.5million investment. We are now ready to move onto Phase Two of this essential improvements scheme. This section of work will begin on Monday 14th November and is expected to finish by February 2017, with the whole scheme set to be complete in June 2017.

“Due to the complexity and location of the sewer pipe in the middle of the highway, this means we need to close a small section of the road Derwen Fawr Road for safety reasons for the duration of the scheme.

Welsh Water works hard to ensure its work causes the least disruption possible and has engaged with local residents and worked closely with Swansea Highways Authority and local bus companies in planning the work.

Teresa added: “We take communicating with our customers very seriously. As well as updating affected residents on our plans via door knocking and letters, Welsh Water staff will also be on hand to answer any questions on the work at the Mumbles Christmas lights event on 24th November. People can also contact us for further information on 0800 085 3968 or search ‘Sketty’ on the ‘In Your Area’ of our website.

Welsh Water is committed to delivering a first class wastewater network to our customers; improving our services to protect the environment and our investment in Sketty reflects this.

The work will not impact on the wastewater service to local people and businesses.


Notes to editor

What will be closed?




Derwen Fawr Road in a north-easterly direction from the entrance of Clyne Car Park to its junction with Y Deri, a distance of approximately 150 metres.

The alternative route for vehicular traffic will be via the unaffected length of Derwen Fawr Road, A4067 Mumbles Road, A4216 Sketty Lane and the unaffected length of Derwen Fawr Road, a distance of approximately 3.7 kilometres.

Similarly this route will operate in the reverse direction.


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Notes to Editor

  • Welsh Water is unique in the water industry as it is owned on behalf of customers.
  • It does not have shareholders, and any financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers.
  • Welsh Water is investing heavily and working hard to ensure top quality services to all the communities it serves.

The company invested £1.5 billion in its water and sewerage network between 2010 and 2015 and is set to invest a further £1.7 billion between 2015 – 2020.