Essential work to upgrade the water supply network in Ilford underway

Essex & Suffolk Water is set to invest £1.2 million to improve the drinking water supply network to 1,500 homes, around Green Lane and the surrounding area, by installing 5.1km of new pipes.

Daren Still, project manager for Essex & Suffolk Water said: “The pipes we are replacing will help to ensure there is a robust water supply network in the local area for many years to come.”

“The cast iron pipes are around 60 years old and in need of replacement due to corrosion from the London clay soil,” he said.

“This upgrade work will help to reduce interruptions to supply for our customers and make sure we have secure and reliable supplies of water. We will be using trenchless techniques where possible, to ensure disruption is reduced to an absolute minimum,” he said.

Essex & Suffolk Water is working closely with the London Borough of Redbridge to reduce the impact and is planning the works to minimise any inconvenience to customers and the public.

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