Work to replace old water pipes in Norfolk under way

A scheme to replace 20km (12 miles) of ageing water pipes in south Norfolk has begun.

Anglian Water has earmarked about £3m to update the water mains in seven villages in a bid to reduce the number of leaks and bursts in the area.

The company said old pipes, which are a mix of cast iron and PVC, will be replaced with plastic pipes engineered to be tough and durable.

Customers are warned there would be some disruption during the work.

The villages affected are Brooke, Seething, Kirstead Green, Thwaites St Mary, Woodton, Hempnall and Topcroft.

John Clare from Anglian Water said: "As pipes are replaced, individual properties will be disconnected from the main for up to 12 hours, but we will be giving residents plenty of notice about when their home or businesses will be affected.

"Once people are reconnected, they will need to boil their water for 48 hours before they use it for cooking and drinking, just as a precaution."

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