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Welsh Water help boost new development in Monmouth


Work to improve sewer network for new homes and businesses

Welsh Water is assisting the development of new homes and businesses in Monmouth with work to extend the sewerage system beginning this month.

The not-for-profit company are due to begin work at the end of October to install a new sewer between Blestium Street and the King’s Wood Gate Housing Development off Wonastow Road. 

The work is expected to take around nine months to complete and will be completed in stages to minimise disruption.

Matthew Humphreys, Senior Delivery Manager, Welsh Water said: “Welsh Water supports development and growth in our operating area wherever possible and these upgrade works are necessary to facilitate development in Monmouth. 

“We are aware of the inconvenience that work such as this may cause. We have therefore carefully planned the work and worked closely with the housing developers and Monmouthshire Council to minimise disruption to traffic and local residents.  To ensure customers are kept informed, we have written to local residents to inform them of the essential work. Residents and business owners will also be kept informed via social media updates and regular communications as the work progresses.”

Mike Jones, Highways Network Manager, Monmouthshire County Council added:  “We have been working with Welsh Water to enable this work, which will benefit the residents of the King’s Wood Gate Estate.  The works have been programmed to avoid disruption during the busy Christmas shopping period.”    

Local residents and business owners are invited to attend an information event at Ty Price Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square on Wednesday 25th October, between 3pm and 7pm where Welsh Water will be answering questions about the work. 

Welsh Water connects over 7000 properties to the water and sewerage network every year across their operating area.

For further information on this work customers can visit www.dwrcymru.com/en/In-Your-Area.aspx