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Welsh Water to invest almost £500,000 to boost the water network in Elan Valley


Welsh Water is set to start work on a £480,000 scheme which will ensure customers in the Rhayader, Llandrindod Wells and surrounding areas continue to receive a first class supply of drinking water direct to their taps.    

The scheme is about to get underway at Elan Valley water treatment works which is situated in the picturesque Elan Valley Estate.  The works is fed from nearby Caban Coch reservoir, and produces around 3 million litres of clean, safe drinking water per day – which is more than enough to fill an olympic size swimming pool.  The investment by the not-for-profit water company will involve upgrades to the pumps and filter beds which help the water company to provide a reliable supply of safe clean drinking water to around 2,500 properties in the area.

This work, due to begin on 31st January, will take place within the boundary of the works and is anticipated to be completed by the end of April.

Welsh Water’s Capital Delivery Manager, Shaun O’Leary said: “At Welsh Water, we are committed to ensuring we provide the best quality drinking water to all of our customers.  Our work in Elan Valley reflects our commitment to achieve this and to reinvest profits for the benefit of our customers”. 

Mr O’Leary added “We appreciate that this kind of work can sometimes cause inconvenience but we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum.  All work on the Elan Valley water treatment works will be confined to private land however, we may need to interrupt the water supply for a short period of time towards the end of the scheme.  We will give customers plenty of warning if we do need to do this.  We would like to thank people for bearing with us while we undertake these essential works.”