Reservoirs, aqueducts, treatment works and a network of over 42,000 kilometres (km) of water pipes help us to deliver high-quality drinking water to homes and business across the North West region.
But problems and issues do occur, and we’re really sorry that bursts at different points on a stretch of water pipe along the A6 have caused several periods of disruption and inconvenience for our customers in Stockport.
We started phase one of our programme to replace around 4.5km of water pipe on Tuesday 6 April 2021. The work will provide a stronger network and improve the reliability of water supply for our customers.
As the A6 is a key route, we've been liaising with Stockport highways team to gain permission and agreement when the work could take place. There will be 24-hour working as we install the new pipe across some of the more sensitive or major road junctions. We've also been been working with Transport for Greater Manchester to minimise the disruption to bus services.
We're currently working on phase two and our traffic information page provides further details of any road closures or access restrictions. You can find all the latest public transport travel advice here We understand roadworks are inconvenient, our customer team will make sure businesses and the community are kept updated as the work progresses.