Reliability of water supply to be improved in Stainland
On Tuesday 30 May, we will start a project to replace the main water pipe that runs under Beestonley Lane in Stainland.
The existing pipe is over 50 years old and in poor condition. It has burst 10 times in the last five years and when it bursts, it causes local water supply interruptions, flooding and traffic disruption.
Our contract partners, Morrison Utility Services, will take five weeks to lay 580 metres of new pipe. In order to protect the safety of the onsite team and road users, Beestonley Lane will be closed from just after Broad Royd to the junction with Branch Road to through traffic for the duration of the project.
Access will be maintained for pedestrians and fully signed diversion routes will be in place, with traffic diverted around Stainland Road and Saddleworth Road. You can view the diversion plan here, where the road closure is shown in red and the diversion route in green.
Yorkshire Water Project Manager, Jayne Blackburn, said “We understand this work will be disruptive to local residents and road users but we thank customers in advance for their patience.
“This £150k investment will secure water supplies for residents in Stainland and surrounding areas.
“Please be assured we'll do everything we can to keep noise and disruption to a minimum. We apologise for any traffic delays.”
If customers’ water supplies will be interrupted during this work, they’ll be notified separately.
It’s unlikely that MUS or Yorkshire Water colleagues will need access to properties and residents and business owners are being asked to be on their guard against bogus callers while the team is working in the area.
Employees of both companies carry identity cards which can be checked by telephoning 0800 1 38 78 78 and they won't mind waiting while their details are verified.