Waterworks chaos ahead in Dunmow

A £1.65million project that will involve new underground water pipes being installed along the B184 is likely to bring disruption to villages and traffic flow. However, Three Valleys Water, who plan to upgrade supplies at Great Easton, Little Easton and D

A £1.65million project that will involve new underground water pipes being installed along the B184 is likely to bring disruption to villages and traffic flow.

However, Three Valleys Water, who plan to upgrade supplies at Great Easton, Little Easton and Duton Hill and replace 10km of pipes to provide residents with fresh tap water, insist the work is a necessity.

Project manager Kevin Butcher said: "We do understand that work of this nature does cause disruption but the end result will enable us to continue to deliver fresh tap water to our customers for many years to come.

"I would like to thank people in advance for their co-operation."


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The new pipes being installed are made of a special type of durable plastic which is more flexible than traditional metal water pipes and means they will last longer and are unlikely to burst or leak.

The company has worked closely with Essex County Council to develop a detailed plan of work, notably to take into account traffic management and the needs of the community.

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Wherever possible the latest construction techniques will be used to minimise the number of holes needed in roads and footpaths, and also to try to reduce the need to dig long trenches.

The work starts in January and will continue until June 2009.

All households and businesses affected will receive a Three Valleys Water leaflet in the post and more details of where the work will be carried out can be found on the website www.3valleys.co.uk.

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