Aqueduct modernisation programme to keep water flowing

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United Utilities has begun work on the first phase to enhance the pipelines that deliver high quality water from Wales to the north-west of the UK.
The Vyrnwy Aqueduct Modernisation Programme is a five-year scheme to clean and re-line the three parallel pipes that transport water from Lake Vyrnwy in north Wales to customers across Cheshire, Merseyside and the wider North West.
The project is split into three phases, and activity is now underway in the first section from Malpas to Tarporley to create the safe access points needed and prepare areas for the main construction work.
John Hilton, programme director at United Utilities, said: “The Vyrnwy Aqueduct is a fantastic example of innovative engineering and a crucial part of our regional infrastructure that keeps customers’ taps flowing with high quality water.
“The work to prepare the access sites in the first phase is now underway, so we want to give people in the area the chance to find out more and ask any questions they may have. Coming along to speak to us will help residents appreciate the scale of the project and the challenges we face, and also how vital this work is.
“This modernisation programme is just one of the many things we’re doing to ensure we can continue to provide a resilient and sustainable water supply to our customers across the North West for generations to come.”

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