Layer to Langford Pipeline

To ensure Essex & Suffolk Water (ESW) can continue to provide a reliable and resilient supply of water to its 1.5 million customers in Essex, it is looking to improve the raw water transfer capacity between its operating areas. To achieve this ESW are intending to construct a pipeline to transfer raw water from Layer-de-la-Haye Water Treatment Works to the existing storage reservoir at Langford Water Treatment Works.

Update by Daniel Wilson

Despite the very wet start to the year our construction teams have been working hard to begin pipelaying activities along the pipeline route. We previously posted an update about the progress of topsoil stripping and whilst this continues, we are also starting to put pipe into the ground. This work has started at our Langford WTW, adjacent to the Museum of Power. We recently completed the connection of two of the mains we had previously installed under the River Blackwater and we are now laying away from these towards the Water Treatment works. 

In late March we will also being our archaeological mitigation work, having completed the trial trenching last year. The mitigation works will allow the archaeological teams to further understand the history of the area that our pipeline crosses. In total we have 21 areas where the local authorities would like us to complete further investigation work. These range from small area circa 20m in length up to areas that are 500m in length. 

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