Flood protection plan in UK gets off to positive start

Nov. 26, 2010
LONDON, UK, Nov. 26, 2010 -- A five-year investment programme in the North West of the UK has started strongly with results already being seen, such as cleaner rivers, a more reliable water service and fewer homes at risk of flooding...
LONDON, UK, Nov. 26, 2010 -- A five-year investment programme in the North West of the UK has started strongly with results already being seen, such as cleaner rivers, a more reliable water service and fewer homes at risk of flooding.

Interim results announced this week from United Utilities have shown a successful start to the company's five-year £3.6 billion programme, which began in April 2010.

More than £300 million has been invested in the first six months to help start a series of new initiatives across the region to improve water and wastewater services. Project results so far include:

- Near completion of a £120 million 54 km water pipeline designed to safeguard supplies by transporting up to 100 million litres of water per day between Liverpool and Manchester.

- Launch of a £114 million sewer expansion scheme in Preston, which aims to protect the River Ribble by preventing millions of litres of storm water flowing from the sewers into the river.

- Launch of a £10 million sewer expansion scheme in Middlewich in a bid to protect homes from flooding during spells of heavy rain.

Philip Green, CEO of United Utilities, said: "Earlier this year, United Utilities completed its transformation from a business with water, electricity and gas interests into a streamlined company focused exclusively on providing water and wastewater services. Going forward, this narrower focus will allow the company to continue to deliver an even better service to its seven million customers across the region."

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