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

We have now completed all of the archaeological work on the pipeline route and have found some interesting artefacts including Roman coins and pottery from the Iron and Bronze Ages. This generated interest from the BBC who wrote an article on the finds that can be located here….

Essex pipeline dig reveals Roman and Bronze Age settlements - BBC News

Whilst the weather has been kinder to us in the last few weeks than earlier in the year we have made good progress stripping topsoil, receiving pipe materials on site and putting pipe into the ground. We have now laid just short of 5km of the total 20km length and in some places we have already begun to reinstate topsoil and return land to landowners. Please keep your eyes peeled for the crews working along the route as they work hard to improve our service to you, our customers. 

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