A £450,000 project has been completed in a Herefordshire market town.

Welsh Water has invested the huge sum in works in Ross-on-Wye which will improve the resilience of the local wastewater network and enable it to cope better in the future.

The work, which began in January 2023, involved replacing manhole covers throughout the town to help prevent surface water from entering the sewer system during times of heavy rainfall or river flooding occurrences.

The not-for-profit water company worked with contract partners Morgan Sindall to complete the project through difficult weather challenges, including the recent flooding event caused by the river levels bursting its banks in Ross-on-Wye.

Welsh Water’s senior project manager Daniel Purchase said the team had worked extremely hard through difficult conditions to complete the work.


“We’d like to thank the residents of Ross on Wye for being so supportive throughout the work," he said.

"We understand that this type of work can cause some inconvenience, we’re grateful for the community for bearing with us.”

Welsh Water said the investment project in Ross-on-Wye is just one example of their commitment to improving their wastewater network infrastructure, and forms part of £1.8 billion investment being made by the not-for-profit company between 2020 and 2025.