West Cumbria Water Supply Project
The majority of our new water pipeline for the project will be constructed within agricultural land, however there are some points where the pipes cross roads and water courses.
We understand roadworks are inconvenient, and our teams will be working as quickly as possible to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum. We’ll ensure signs provide advance warning for our planned work and any diversion routes are clearly posted to help direct traffic safely around our working areas. Where it is safe to do so we will try to maintain pedestrian access through our closures, but this may not always be possible.
Additional work taking place in West Cumbria
You may have noticed some additional engineering activity while our teams installed temporary water pipes or pumping stations. This was put in place to allow us to manage and support water supplies and help ease the potential challenges on local water sources caused by the prolonged dry weather period.
The North West has recently experienced some welcome periods of rain. We've also increased our leakage detection and repair teams. Our customers have also really helped by reducing water consumption around the home and levels of water storage in our reservoirs are improving. As a result, we can now remove some of the temporary pipes and equipment so you may see our teams out and about.
We’re currently working at the following locations and have road closures or traffic management in place. Thank you for your patience while our teams are working on the road. If you have any queries please get in touch on 0345 672 3723.