Five kilometres of new water mains in Northampton to support growth in Overstone

Anglian Water is laying new water main pipes in Northamptonshire.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 5:43 pm
More than 2,000 new homes are being built near Overstone.

Work will begin next week to install over five kilometres of new water mains in Overstone.

The work by Anglian Water will start on May 4 and is expected to be completed by the end of October.

The water supplier says the addition will ensure water pressure for thousands of customers in the town.

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It comes after several housing projects by David Wilson Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes are approaching completion and will plant more than 2,000 households in the area.

Dan Finbow, Project Manager for Anglian Water, said: “Our region is one of the driest and fastest-growing in the UK, and by 2025 we expect to serve 3.3 million households, with over 380,000 new homes needing to be connected to our network. By investing in long-term infrastructure just like this, we can enhance capacity and ensure that our customers can continue to use their taps and flush their toilets without a second thought.”

The work will result in a 30mph speed restriction on the A43 between Hannington and Overstone for the duration of the work.

It is supported by the recent installation of a new pumping station at its local water treatment site in Pitsford, Northamptonshire, as part of an £8million investment.

Further updates and information can be found on the ‘In Your Area’ section of Anglian Water’s website.