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Water company to carry out £400,000 Barking pipe upgrade work

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 August 2017

The work aims to improve the  drinking water supply network

The work aims to improve the drinking water supply network

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Work to upgrade the water supply network in Barking is set to begin at the end of the month.

Essex and Suffolk Water is set to install 2.1km of new pipes, mainly to the area around Keir Hardie Way, in a £400,000 investment.

The pipes will improve the drinking water supply network to 1,890 new homes, with the project expected to run until November.

Daren Still, project manager for Essex and Suffolk Water said: “The pipes we are replacing will help to ensure there is a robust water supply network in the local area for many years to come.

“The cast iron pipes are around 60 years old and in need of replacement due to corrosion.

“This upgrade work will help to reduce interruptions to supply for our customers and make sure we have secure and reliable supplies of water.”

The company is working with the council to minimise any disruption caused.


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