Roads to close for pipe works

Dis­rup­tion ex­pected for seven weeks

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By

HARE­FIELD road users could face up to seven weeks of dis­rup­tion with road clo­sures and di­ver­sions due to wa­ter works.

Affin­ity Wa­ter is re­plac­ing old cast iron pipes, which are aged around 75 years old, with new plas­tic pipes to pro­vide a more re­li­able sup­ply of drink­ing wa­ter and re­duce the dis­rup­tion caused to the com­mu­nity when a wa­ter main bursts.

The old type of wa­ter pipes are of­ten re­spon­si­ble for burst wa­ter mains in the area, as soil cor­rodes the ma­te­rial over time.

Jack­ets Lane, White Hill, Shrubs Lane and North­wood Road could be af­fected from and White Hill will re­quire road clo­sures, with di­ver­sions in place while we carry out the work.”

The wa­ter com­pany is in­vest­ing £75,000 into the Hare­field main­te­nance, as part of £100mil­lion to be spent be­tween 2010 and 2015 on im­prov­ing the wa­ter mains in the re­gion.

The spokesper­son added: “To min­imise in­con­ve­nience caused, the road clo­sures will be done in sec­tions with the di­ver­sion routes agreed with Hilling­don Highways.

“We ex­pect that the pro­ject will be com­plete by early Septem­ber and we would like to thank our cus­tomers for their pa­tience while we carry out these works.”

The an­tic­i­pated fin­ish date of the work is planned to be Septem­ber 2.

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