United Utilities begins latest water network investment across Widnes

Work gets underway this month to enhance the water network across areas of Widnes as part of United Utilities’ multibillion-pound investment plans for the region.

The water company is undertaking a variety of activities over February and March as part of a long-term plan to safeguard sustainable water supplies for the area and ensure customers’ taps continue to flow with high quality drinking water for years to come.

The work over the coming weeks follows on from a number of projects in recent years to ensure water sources are not put at risk as demand increases due to population growth. The latest activity will involve reconditioning water mains and bringing different water sources, including ground water sources, into the network.

Sinead Young, Senior Capital Project Manager at United Utilities, explained: “As part of our £5.9 billion investment package for 2020-25, this work ensures we can continue to deliver high quality water to customers in parts of Widnes in a way that balances the needs of the environment too.

“By enhancing our water mains and using different raw water sources we can ensure we’re offering the best quality and value for our customers, while also protecting the environment, improving efficiency, and enhancing resilience in the network.

“This all supports a greener, stronger North West and ensures our customers will continue to enjoy great quality water from their taps.”

Activities have been carefully planned to avoid disruption to supply, and United Utilities has contacted customers in the working areas directly to let them know about any activities they may see, such as water on wheels tankers.

“We apologise to customers for any disruption they may experience, and thank them for their patience while we carry out this vital work.” Sinead added.

To find out more about where your water comes from, visit: https://www.unitedutilities.com/yourwater