Barrow to Chelvey

Project Outline

The Chelvey to Barrow renovation scheme is part of a project to renovate 22km of mains in the area. These mains, parts of which were originally laid in the 1860s, supply treated water to the Backwell, Nailsea, Flax Bourton, Barrow Gurney and Long Ashton areas as well as directly into Bristol. The work is needed to improve water quality and ensure the security of water supply for the future. This work will renovate two pipes one at a time.

Length and project duration

  • SCHEME ONE – 8km, 14 inch Chelvey to Barrow treatment works – completed late 2013.
  • SCHEME TWO – 8km, 21 inch Chelvey to Long Ashton – This work commenced Jan 2014 and will be completed towards early 2015.

Update-  15th October 2014

Pipe installed on Scheme 2: 6393m

Scheme 2 Update – Chelvey to Long Ashton

Due to some excellent progress on site over tha past number of months, all of the new pipe has now been installed on this scheme and we are now entering the final phase of the project. This will involve completing connections from the new pipe to the surrounding network and will be carried out during the coming months at the following locations:

Backwell: The Green, Robinson Way, Rushmoor Grove, Dark Lane, Farleigh Road(George at Backwell)

Flax Bourton: Stancombe Lane, The Grange, Station Road, Chuch Lane.

Traffic light controls will be required to carry out the work but it will be of relatively short duration. All remaining works will be planned in liaison with North Somerset Council to ensure that the collective impact of this scheme and the Yanley Viaduct works is minimised. This will involve working in non-peak traffic hours or at weekends as necessary.  Signage, sandbags and traffic cones may be present at these locations ahead of the connection work taking place.

Temporary pipework is currently being removed from the area around Long Ashton and will likewise be removed in Backwell as the pipeline is returned to service and final connections are completed.

At present, the scheme is running ahead of schedule and will finish in advance of our original target date of Spring 2015.
We apologise for the inconvenience these works cause and assure road users that we are working as quickly as possible to complete this part of the project.

Our teams onsite aim to assist any affected residents or road users wherever possible – should you require assistance as a result of our works, please look out for Land & Marine staff with yellow ‘Here to Help’ stickers on their hard-hats. The work is being carried out by our contracting partner Land & Marine Engineering Limited (L&M).