Early preparations are being made to replace a burst prone water pipe in Upper Street and Lower Street, Leeds which has failed 19 times in the last five years.

From 6 April South East Water will close the road for six days to undertake ground investigations which will determine the best route for the new pipeline.

While Upper Street and Lower Street is closed a clearly signed diversion route will be in place which has been agreed with Kent Highways.

Project Manager for South East Water, Jeremy Dufour said: “Maintaining a continuous supply of top-quality drinking water to our customers is one of our main priorities.

“We know how disruptive it is to the local community when a pipeline fails, not only for residents, but for those motorists who are inconvenienced by the repair work.

 “By undertaking this investigation work now we can precisely plan the route of the new pipeline when it is installed next year.

 “I am sorry for any disruption this road closure may cause and would like to thank residents and road users for their patience while we carry out this essential work.”

To keep up to date on the project as it progresses, by visiting the company’s dedicated webpage: corporate.southeastwater.co.uk/leeds.

This work forms part of the company’s £433 million investment in its network between 2020 and 2025.

Customers are encouraged to report leaks and bursts by visiting the company’s interactive map at inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/southeastwater?pc

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