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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.

Maerdy

Street names: A4233
Start date: August 2018
Expected completion date: December 2018
Additional information: In order to carry out the work safely, two way traffic lights are in place to ensure the safety of the residents as well as our work force. The pipe laying activity on this section of road will be completed towards the end of December. We are laying a second pipe, starting just opposite the junction of Maerdy Industrial estate down as far as the junction of North Road and Rhondda Road, which will distribute the fresh, clean drinking water from the new water mains to the customers tap. Further information will be provided later this year before the work progresses into Ferndale.


Maerdy

Street names: Lake Street
Start date: July 2018
Expected completion date: September 2018
Additional information: As part of the £23 million pound investment into the water network, we are laying a brand new water main along Lake Street. In order for the work to be carried out as quickly and as safely as possible, a road closure will be in place. We understand that this is a residential area, therefore, access will still be available for residents in and out of the Street. The work is being carried out in sections along the road and we anticipate that we will reach the junction of Lake Street and Brook Street towards the end of September.


Maerdy

Street names: Chapel Terrace/Bailey Street
Start date: August 2018
Expected completion date: October 2018
Additional information: In order to carry the work out safely, there will be some traffic management in place. We will try to keep the working area to a minimum and maintain as much access as possible for the residents. The work will be carried out from the junction of Chapel Terrace and Hillside Terrace down as far as the end of Bailey Street. This section of work will be completed towards the end of October.


Porth

Street names: Porth Street
Start date: August 2018
Expected completion date: October 2018
Additional information: As part of the £2 million investment into the water network in Porth, further work needs to be carried out at the top of Porth Street (just outside The Bicycle Doctor). To ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and our workforce, a section of the right hand lane will be closed. Access will still be maintained around the working area for motorists travelling from Pontypridd Road up Porth Street. We will do all that we can to keep disruption to a minimum and anticipate that this work will be complete towards the beginning of October.


Porth

Street names: Coronation Terrace/Birchgrove Street
Start date: August 2018
Expected completion date: October 2018
Additional information: As part of the £23million investment into the water network, a brand new water pipe is being installed from the start of Coronation Terrace down as far as the junction of Birchgrove Street and School Street. A road closure is in place to ensure the safety of our customers and workforce. Access will still be available for residents along Coronation Terrace and Birchgrove Street.


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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