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.

Investing in Water

We supply water to approximately 1.8 million customers in our Essex and Suffolk supply areas. When our customers turn on their tap, they expect clean, clear and great tasting water to flow. It is our job to make sure this happens and that there is enough water for every one of our customers – now and in the future. We live in a changing climate where droughts and hot weather are becoming increasingly likely. Our ESW supply area is particularly prone to drought, being located within one of the driest parts of the UK.

The proposed pipeline will help secure water supplies in the areas we serve, providing enhanced resilience during drought and hot weather periods.