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Getting great water to your tap

Laying new pipes

We've constructed new pipelines to distribute the treated water into the wider network. The new pipes link the treatment works at Williamsgate, through to our existing service reservoirs at Quarry Hill, Summergrove and Kelton Fell.

The pipeline is now installed and our team are working to return the land to how it was before we started. We're now working to replace hedgerows, dry stone walls, fencing and gates.

Thank you for your patience while we had temporary closures in place to install the pipe across roads. We do understand road works are inconvenient.  

New underground service reservoirs

We've constructed two new service reservoirs to store the treated water and link into the new distribution pipe network - one at High Leys and another at Moota Hill.

Work is now complete on the structures and the team are installing the internal fittings.  Once completed, the new reservoirs will blend into the existing landscape. 

Refurbishing pipes on our existing water network

We've refurbished some of the existing pipes on our water network between Stainburn Service Reservoir and Cornhow Service Reservoir.  This work involved inserting smaller diameter pipes inside the existing buried pipe, creating a secure new lining - a technique known as sliplining.

Further information can also be found on our West Cumbria update page

The overview map illustrates all elements of the West Cumbria Water Supplies project (PDF 90KB opens in new window).