Welsh Water’s £6.9 million boost to Conwy and Denbighshire water supplies
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Welsh Water’s £6.9 million boost to Conwy and Denbighshire water supplies

28/08/2019

People living in Bodelwyddan, Kinmel Bay and Abergele are set to receive a boost to their drinking water thanks to a £6.9 million project to upgrade the drinking water pipes in the area.

Work by the not-for-profit utility company, Welsh Water will see over 11km of old pipe which is nearing the end of its operational life replaced with brand new water pipe. In total, the amount of pipe that will be worked on will be the same as the length of 112 football pitches.

The work will start at Bodelwyddan Playing fields before moving on to Kinmel Bay and Abergele and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2020.

The work forms part of a £6.9 million investment by the company on the drinking water network across Conwy and Denbighshire. This work follows a £12.2 million investment in the drinking water network in parts of Flintshire in 2016/17 and £14.85 million in Anglesey which was completed earlier in the year.

The work will include replacing and cleansing sections of water pipes to make sure customers continue to receive a first class water supply every time they open the tap. One of the main areas of work will be along St Asaph Avenue, in Kinmel Bay where work will be carried out in small sections on the road with traffic lights to minimise disruption. Other work in the area will include Abergele Road and Ronaldsway in Bodelwyddan and Coed Celyn in Abergele.

Customers in the area will be able to find out more about the work at two drop-in information events. The first will be held in Bodelwyddan Community Centre 2-6.30pm on August 27th and the second event will be held in Kinmel Bay Church, St Asaph Avenue, 2pm-7pm on August 29th. Customers living near any of the working area will also be informed before work starts in their area.

Denise Yale, Welsh Water’s Project Manager said: “With some parts of the water network laid many years ago, the time has come for us carry out essential work to make sure customers continue to receive a first class water supply. Our work here reflects our commitment to achieve this and we would like to thank people for their cooperation while we carry out the work.

“I would encourage customers to attend one of our information events to see our plans for the work and so our staff can answer any questions they may have.”

Welsh Water is investing heavily and working hard to ensure top quality services to all the communities it serves. The company is investing £1.7 billion in its water and sewerage network between 2015 and 2020.