Water investment work gets underway

Posted: Thursday 30th April 2015

A five-year, multi-million pound, investment programme gets underway this month, and will see major water work delivered to keep customers’ taps flowing.

Sutton and East Surrey Water will be investing £117 million up to 2020 to ensure the quality of its tap water is amongst the best in the UK, while also protecting water supplies in the long term for the region’s growing population. The work can now start in earnest, following February’s decision by the company to accept Ofwat’s final determination on the level of customers’ water bills for the next five years.

Anthony Ferrar, Managing Director, said: “We’re going to be investing nearly £2 million a month, every month, for five years to keep customers’ taps flowing now and in the future.

“The other positive news is we’ve responded to customers’ concerns to keep water bills – which help fund this investment – affordable, and so while our investment spend continues apace, water bills will actually reduce over the next five years.”

In 2015/16 alone, Sutton and East Surrey Water will invest £17.25 million in its extensive network of pipes, pumping stations and treatment works. Amongst the investment being planned for the coming year is:

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