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What will our work involve?

We investigated a number of possible locations and routes as part of our consultation process, and welcomed feedback on our proposals.

Our Proposed Scheme to link West Cumbria to the rest of our regional network (PDF 78KB opens in new window) via a major new pipeline from Thirlmere with supporting infrastructure has been approved by Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and the Lake District National Park Authority.

The scheme involves:

  • A new 31.6km below ground water pipe (aqueduct) to transport the raw water from Thirlmere to the new water treatment works.
  • The construction of a new water treatment works, located off the A595.
  • Two new service reservoirs - one at Moota Hill and another at High Leys.
  • New pumping stations at Harrot Hill and High Leys.
  • A network of new water pipes to help distribute treated water from the new water treatment works to Quarry Hill, Summergrove, Kelton Fell and Stainburn. 
  • Refurbishing existing water pipes.

Where can I view the full planning application?

Although the planning decision has now been made, you can still view some of the key documents using the links on the left of the page.

 The full planning application is available at the three local authority offices during normal office hours.

Allerdale Borough Council (ref: 2/2016/0045)

Copeland Borough Council (ref: 4/16/2108/0F1)

Lake District National Park Authority (ref: 7/2016/2027)

If you would like to contact us you can email myview or write to us at United Utilities Limited, West Cumbria Team, Thirlmere House, Lingley Mere, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 3LP