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Cowes water main improvements

We are continuing our work to renew the trunk water main in Cowes to reduce bursts and improve water supply.

The pipe that connects Broadfield Reservoir and Alvington has reached the end of its operational life and has burst on numerous occasions so we're replacing it with a new, highly durable pipe.

The project included laying a new pipework in Newport Road, Cowes. We had to return to Newport Road on March 13, because the new pipe did not pass our stringent pressure tests.

We’ve found what was causing these issues and are putting things right. We expect to complete this work on April 13, in time for Easter weekend.

We will then need to return to carry out the final reinstatement of the pipeline after the Easter break. This will take place over two nights to reduce further inconvenience. Dates for the work will be confirmed next week.

We’d like to thank customers for their continued patience.  


Work started in January 2016


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