Open events in Cheshire and Halton to highlight how Vyrnwy Aqueduct Modernisation Programme will keep water flowing

Residents in parts of Cheshire and Halton are being given the chance to find out more about the pipelines that deliver high quality water from Wales to the North West and the work that is being carried out to keep them flowing.

United Utilities is hosting a series of open events about the Vyrnwy Aqueduct Modernisation Programme, which will clean and re-line the three parallel pipes that transport water from Lake Vyrnwy to customers across Cheshire, Merseyside and the wider region.

The project is split into three phases, and with surveys and ground investigations now getting underway within the middle section from Tarporley to Runcorn, United Utilities is inviting local residents to come and find out more at a series of drop-in events over the coming weeks. At the sessions, staff from the water company can answer any questions and explain more about the project and the importance of doing the work.

John Hilton, Programme Director at United Utilities, said: “The Vyrnwy Aqueduct is a fantastic example of innovative engineering and a crucial part of our regional infrastructure that keeps customers’ taps flowing with high quality water.

“We want to give our customers in the area the chance to find out more about the aqueduct and our work, and to ask any questions they may have. Coming along to speak to us will help residents appreciate the scale of the activity and the challenges we face, and also how vital this project is in keeping their taps flowing with high quality water.”

Sessions will take place from 2pm to 7pm (unless noted otherwise below):

  • Wednesday 1st March – Jessie Hughes Village Hall, Royal Lane, Eaton, Tarporley CW6 9XE
  • Wednesday 8th March (finishes at 6pm) – Cotebrook Village Hall, Stable Lane, Cotebrook, Tarporley CW6 0JJ
  • Monday 13th March (finishes at 6.30pm) – Delamere Community Centre, 5 Station Road, Delamere, Northwich CW8 2HU
  • Tuesday 14th March (finishes at 6.30pm) – Norley Village Hall, High Street, Norley, Frodsham WA6 8JS
  • Tuesday 21st March – Kingsley Community Centre, 34 Smithy Lane, Kingsley, Frodsham WA6 8ED
  • Wednesday 22nd March – Runcorn Linnets Football Club, Stockham Lane, Halton, Runcorn WA7 6HP

People can drop in at any time to speak to staff from United Utilities, and there will be printed information available to take away. Information on all phases of the work is also available online at: