Putting the Twinkle Back in Tiverton's Water Supply
After the near completion of a £3.5 million program to reline 27 km of water mains on the outskirts of Tiverton, South West Water is about to embark on mains relining in Tiverton town centre itself, which will see 1,600 households benefiting from sparkling clean tap water by Christmas.
The forthcoming work will focus on relining 6km of water mains in Tiverton town centre at a cost of £300k. It is important that South West Water is able to complete their essential mains relining before the Tiverton Enhancement Scheme that will begin in the spring of next year.
Work will begin in the town centre on 16 October in Castle Street and Silver Street, before moving into St Peter's Street and Angel Hill on the 23 October and Fore Street, Gold Street and Phoenix Lane on the 30 October. The final phase of the work on Bampton Street and William Street is scheduled to finish around 10 November.
St Peter's Street and Fore Street will be the only roads to experience closures during this period and South West Water has been working closely with the Highway's Authority to provide clearly sign posted diversion routes.
The company is committed to completing all relining work before the carnival and Christmas season, to prevent inconvenience during the busy shopping season. If for whatever reason work runs beyond schedule, we would like to assure customers that we will not be returning to Tiverton until the New Year.
South West Water would like to stress the importance of all the essential maintenance work that is taking place across the region, to improve drinking water quality. The company would like to thank local town councils, businesses, road users and residents, whose cooperation and support will enable us to complete this essential relining on schedule and with minimal inconvenience to everyone involved.
If any customers would like more information about the works taking place and when we might be relining in your area, please contact our customer service department on 0800 169 1144.
Published: 30 August