ESSENTIAL works to replace fragile old water mains pipes in Saltney’s High Street is now under way
Dee Valley Water will install new six-inch and 12-inch mains pipes over a 17-week period after work began on Monday.
The move follows several pipe bursts, including one in February last year, which flooded the cellar of the nearby St Anthony’s Church.
The company brought forward the works after agreeing a programme with Flintshire County Council and Cheshire West and Chester Councils’ highways departments, and has sent out letters to residents.
A spokeswoman said: “Traffic along High Street will be managed by a temporary one-way system with the inclusion of traffic lights where required.
“We apologise for any inconvenience that will be caused as we carry out this essential work.”
Saltney councillor Richard Lloyd said: “I met [Dee Valley Water managing director] Norman Holladay after the last flood and true to his promise, he said he would bring repairs forward.
“We can’t afford to have another flooding, so this work is one of the necessary things that has to be done.”
For more details, visit www.deevalleywater.co.uk or call the firm’s helpline on 01978 846946.