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Vyrnwy Aqueduct Maintenance Programme: Malpas-Tarporley

16/05/22
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United Utilities provides water to 7 million people across the North West through a network of pipes, aqueducts and reservoirs.

Since its completion in 1892, the Vyrnwy Aqueduct, which runs from Lake Vyrnwy through to Merseyside, has helped deliver clean drinking water to customers and communities across Cheshire, Merseyside and the North West region.

However, the pipeline now requires maintenance to maintain the quality of drinking water and to reduce the number of water discoloration events.

United Utilities has already refurbished 40% of the pipe and they will now be completing the remaining length from Malpas through to Merseyside between now and 2028.

They anticipate to start the main construction in 2023 and will split work into three sections, some of which is right here on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge;

*Malpas to Tarporley
*Tarporley to Norton
*Norton to Prescot

They are working with Local Authorities and will be engaging with those communities most affected.

CLICK HERE to visit the United Utilities Virtual Exhibition for information regarding 'Malpas to Tarporley'.