Old water pipes to be replaced in Moreton

OLD water pipes in Moreton are to be replaced with modern plastic ones.

United Utilities have been replacing water pipes across the North West as part of its 2.9 billion water quality and environmental improvement programme from 2005-2010.

Brian Jenkins, United Utilities' project engineer, said: "These pipes, which are situated under Chadwick Street and Hoylake Road in Moreton, have burst on occasion in the past few years resulting in poor pressure.

"Installing new pipes will not only help to prevent this from happening in the future, but also improve the overall reliability of the network in the local area."

Engineers will start work at the junction of Chadwick Street and Hoylake Road on Friday, May 29.

The work, which is expected to take up to three months to complete, will progress along Hoylake Road and towards Carr Lane.

Temporary traffic lights will be used along the route to control the flow of traffic and allow engineers to work safely and efficiently.

Brian added: "At this moment we are expecting to maintain access to Chadwick Street during the work, but there is a possibility we may need to close it.

"If this happens we will notify customers living in the area with as much advanced notice as possible.

"We do apologise if this work causes any inconvenience.

"We would like to ask local residents and motorists to please bear with us whilst this work is carried out.

"The long-term benefits the new pipes will bring will make any short-term inconvenience more than worthwhile."