A water company is gearing up to lay three kilometres of water main to help protect tap water supplies in Berkshire.

South East Water needs to install the new pipe in Bray to ensure a steady supply of drinking water as the community grows.

Pipe will be installed in Monkey Island Lane, from a point close to the company’s treatment works and through rural land. It will then pass under the Cut before connecting to existing pipework in Upper Bray Road and Windsor Road.

Work will begin on July 6 and the project is expected to take six months to complete.

Matthew Cooper, Project Manager, said: “This project will drastically strengthen our network in the area and protect tap water supplies as the population grows in the future.

“The vast majority of the work will take place in rural land, meaning the disruption to residents and motorists will be very minimal.”

As agreed by the local Highways Authority, a combination of two and three-way traffic lights will be used on Upper Bray Road and Windsor Road once South East Water reaches these sections.

The new water main will also be laid through a small number of plots within Bray Allotments and South East Water is working closely with the plot holders in order to minimise disruption.

For more information on the project and for regular updates head to corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/bray

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