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UK water companies upgrade ageing pipes

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Severn Trent has begun water pipe replacement work in Nuneaton in the UK as part of a wider £3 million (€3.6 million) investment in Warwickshire.
The work will include replacing 500 meters of ageing pipes providing customers with improved water quality and reliability for years to come.
The Work is began on 14 January and will take 10 weeks to complete.
Shannon Currall, from Severn Trent, said: “Customers across Warwickshire deserve a modern water supply that they can rely on. That’s why we’re making this investment, which will benefit the local community for generations to come.
“We recognise there has been delays in getting this essential work done so we’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time.
“We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise any disruption while we’re working in the area.”
Elsewhere, United Utilities is warning residents in Bury in the UK of disruption as it works to upgrade one kilometre of water mains along a stretch of the road.
From 10 January until early April, the North West’s water company will be modernising the network of pipes that brings water to homes to safeguard supplies for decades to come.
As a result of the works there will some temporary traffic management required. Drivers are advised by the water firm to plan their journeys and find alternative routes where possible.
United Utilities is working closely with Bury Council to ensure disruption is minimised where possible.