A £3m scheme in Hereford is to ensure a first-class drinking water supply will continue in the Widemarsh Common area for decades to come.

Some of the water pipes supplying homes and businesses in this area are now over 100 years old in places so must be replaced or upgraded.

Work, to be carried out in phases, is set to start in mid-January 2019 and will be completed by November 2019.

The work will take place around Widemarsh Common, Grandstand Road, Red Barn Drive, Faraday Road, Highmore Street, Kempton Avenue and other surrounding streets.

David Taylor, head of water assets for Welsh Water, said: “There will be a public information event on December 12 at Greyhound RFC in Grandstand Road.

"If anyone has any queries about the work I’d encourage them to come along."

Updates on the scheme will be posted at www.welshwater.com. Traffic information will also be available there and on Hereford Council’s website www.herefordshire.gov.uk.