Villages set for water main work

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 January 2012


WORK is set to begin on a new water main between two North Somerset villages.

Bristol Water will shortly begin work on laying a 7km main between existing mains off Church Street in Banwell and a reservoir near Hay Wood in Hutton, with a spur pipe being laid to the development at the RAF Locking site.

The organisation has said design engineers Black and Veatch have devised a plan to minimise the project’s effects on affected communities, with no effect on water supplies anticipated.

The majority of the route of the pipe, most of which will be around 500mm in diameter, will run through open land.

In Banwell the work will mean the closure of Wolvershill Road for an unspecified amount of time, while one section will run under a playing field in Locking, but Bristol Water says disruption will be kept to a minimum.

The firm says a timetable has not yet been agreed for the work, while the full route is viewable on the company’s website.

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