PEOPLE living near the Welsh border in west Herefordshire are set to have their water supplies improved thanks to a multi-million pound project. 

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is pumping £20 million between Clifford, near Whitney-on-Wye, and Llyswen, with around 21km of water pipes set to be replaced by July 2024. 

The company says that a combination of traditional and innovative methods will be carried out to ensure can be done as quickly as possible whilst minimising disruption to local residents wherever possible. 


Welsh Water’s Project Manager, Jonathan Davies, said: “As a company, we’re investing £1.8 billion in our water and wastewater network between 2020 and 2025 to make sure we can deliver the best service possible for our customers.

"As part of this, we are investing over £20 million to upgrade the water network between Llyswen and Clifford. This will not only help improve the quality of our drinking water for customers in the area, but also help ensure they receive a supply of clean, fresh drinking water for years to come. 

“We appreciate that this kind of work can cause some inconvenience, but we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum and would like to thank people for bearing with us whilst we undertake these essential works in their community.”

You can find out more about the work through Welsh Water's virtual information event.


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