This is why parts of Lancaster may see a change in their water colour next week

United Utilities are to carry out pipe cleaning work in part of Lancaster next week.

By Gayle Rouncivell
Friday, 7th January 2022, 10:45 am
Updated Friday, 7th January 2022, 11:07 am
Water pipes in parts of the Lancaster area are to be cleaned.
Water pipes in parts of the Lancaster area are to be cleaned.

A team will be undertaking a project refreshing or cleaning some of the water pipes around the city.

The work - to take place between Sunday and Thursday from 11pm until 6am - involves the removal of naturally occurring mineral deposits which can build up over time.

Water will not need to be turned off in the houses, and residents should not notice the work being carried out as much will be done overnight.

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However, some residents may find the tap water pressure temporarily reduces, or that after the work has taken place it may appear a little discoloured.

The 955 properties affected have been sent an information card in recent weeks explaining the process and what they should do if the water colour changes.

United Utilities said the work taking place is only happening within a small area of Lancaster and not right across the city.

It is part of continued maintenance that takes place on the water network across the region.

A United Utilities spokesman said: “Work is taking place through the night in parts of Lancaster to improve water supplies. We will be refreshing pipes and carrying out cleaning work as part of an overnight programme.

“No customer will be without water at any point during the work, and households will be informed directly in advance by letter, card or email.”