The construction phase of this project is now complete.

There may still be updates, so the project will remain here. We are still monitoring the project and will reply to any comments. So if you have any questions please feel free to comment or contact us here.


River Waveney (Shipmeadow, nr. Beccles)

The Eel Regulation Compliance project at the River Waveney in Shipmeadow is for installation of eel friendly screening equipment at our abstraction point on the river. The work is driven by the need for Essex & Suffolk Water to comply with the Eels Regulations (2009) and will improve the biodiversity value in the River Waveney.


What will the working hours be?

Typical working hours will be between 7:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Will my water supply be affected?

There is no anticipated impact on water supplies.

Will the work cause disruption?

The various construction activities will generate some noise and disruption in the immediate vicinity. Traffic volumes will slightly increase at times for the delivery of materials and construction plant to the site but we will minimise the number of deliveries as much as possible by utilising 'build off site' construction methods. A crane will occasionally be operating in the works area to lift some items of plant and construction materials within the working area.

How will residents be kept updated?

Usually we will keep you informed with progress of the work via this portal. If there are any specific communications required that could directly affect residents we will write to you individually.

Will the site be dangerous?

Construction sites always have the potential for danger but we will make every effort to limit the risks to the public. The site will be operated by our fully competent contractor working to tight health and safety standards. Working areas will be securely fenced off to prevent public access.

There will be some dangerous operations undertaken such as crane lifts and concrete pours but these are fully assessed and managed in advance of and during the operations. The public will not be allowed anywhere near these operations whilst they are being completed.

We do ask that everyone respects the site fencing, signing, guarding and instructions of our team when required for your own safety.