Residents in Yateley are being invited to come and see plans for a new water pipeline to help to secure water supplies for existing and future customers.
South East Water is proposing to install a new 4.5 kilometre strategic water main through Sandhurst and Yateley.
The current route of the pipe runs along Shepherd Meadows, south of Sandhurst – crossing the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest – across Darby Green Meadows – along Swan Lane, Darby Green Lane and Darby Green Road before crossing the Reading Road roundabout – through playing fields east of Frogmore Community College and through Yateley Common.
Forming part of the company’s £424 million investment programme between 2015 and 2020, the new water pipeline is required to increase storage and distribution capacity of the existing network to secure supplies for current and future customers.
To allow local residents and organisations to see its proposals, South East Water is holding a public exhibition at the Darby Green Centre, Darby Green Road, Blackwater, GU17 0DX between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday 29 March.
Ben McKellar, Project Manager at South East Water, said: “This important scheme will not only secure water supplies to local residents and businesses in Yateley but will also allow us to distribute more water to towns further west as the areas grow in the future.
“We are still at the initial planning stages and we are committed to working closely with the local community early to ensure their views are listened to.
“We hope that members of the local community will visit us at the Darby Green Centre and speak to the project team who will be on hand to answer any questions on the project.”
More information on the proposed scheme can be found at www.southeastwater.co.uk/sandhurst-and-yateley