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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.

As part of this scheme, we’re returning to Newport Road, Cowes, from Monday March 13 for up to four weeks.

All our new pipes undergo stringent testing and commissioning before being put into permanent use. While most pass these tests first time, there are occasions when we need to return to make further checks and adjustments. We’ll also be carrying out further reinstatement work to the road surface.

So we can do this work safely, Newport Road will be closed from the junction with Three Gates Road to the junction with Nodes Road, with a short diversion in place.

Access will be available from either end of the road closure, although there may be some occasions when this isn’t possible - we’ll be keeping customers updated in these instances.

Project Manager Peter Simmons said: “We know this will cause some more disruption – we’re sorry about this and will be doing all we can to keep impact to a minimum, and to re-open the road as soon as possible.”

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.

Work started in January 2016


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