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Proposals for water pipeline upgrade revealed

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The final plans for a new section of the Haweswater Aqueduct that United Utilities will be laying has been unveiled.
The water company is refurbishing the huge aqueduct which has been bringing drinking water from Cumbria, through Lancashire and into Greater Manchester since 1955.
The pipeline has successfully served 2.5 million people in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester for 60 years.
Work is needed to minimise water leakages and maintain water quality.
The Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme (HARP) proposes replacing six sections of the 110km pipeline. In 2005 the company began preparations to carry out inspections of the pipeline knowing it would not be an easy task.
United Utilities is now publishing its planning application proposals online showing plans for the two new proposed tunnel sections, which will run through South Lakeland to the East of Kendal.
More than 12,000 people took part in last years’ public exhibitions or visited the virtual site to check out proposals with 2,000 people having their say about the plans.
The final proposals for this section of the pipeline will see planning applications submitted to South Lakeland District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in June.