£6 million to improve Gwynedd's water mains

Date: 22/05/2017
Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

A ten-year renewal programme by the largest housing association in north Wales, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) and Gwynedd Council is due to start in Deiniolen next month.

Under the £6 million scheme, the potable water infrastructure on many CCG estates across Gwynedd, which also include privately owned homes, will be replaced by a new system to meet current standards.

These estates are made up of a mixture of both CCG and private homes on CCG estates.

Michael Evans, Land and Estates Officer at CCG said: “We are very excited to see this work begin, and proud to be working in partnership with Gwynedd Council and Welsh Water on these important improvements.

“The work will provide our tenants and private residents who live on our estates with the highest quality drinking water for decades to come.

“Currently, the pipes that bring water into of the houses on our estates are the joint responsibility of CCG and Gwynedd Council. By laying a new water main in the road, Welsh Water will then be responsible for the pipe which will mean that if there are any problems it will be much easier for them to fix.

“Over the next 10 years we will be improving the water infrastructure on carefully selected estates. Tenants and private home owners will be contacted well in advance of when this work needs to be carried out on their property.”

Pentre Helen, Deiniolen will be the location of the pilot scheme, which will see an investment of over £500,000 take place over 16 weeks.

Local company Gelli Civil Engineering Cyf, from Tremadog have been appointed to carry out the work on behalf of CCG and Gwynedd Council. The work will include installing a new pipe from the footpath into people’s homes.

Welsh Water will also be working in partnership with CCG and Gwynedd Council, installing the new water main in the road.