Dwr Crymru Welsh Water has just started a scheme to replace the waste water pipes in the Darran Valley. The pipe improvements will improve the water quality in the River Rhymney and Nant Bargoed.

The project, which is costing the firm £2.9 million pounds, involves the replacement of 3.6km of pipe between Deri and Bargoed. Most of the work will take place along the Darren Valley Cycle Way, which will be closed while the works are carried out.

The work started at the end of January and is expected to take 10 months to complete.

The Capital Delivery manager at Welsh Water Martin Kilroy stated:

“We are going to start working at various access points along the cycle trail at the same time so that we can get this work completed as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to local people. We will be putting signs along the cycle trail to let people using it know what we are doing.

“We’ve written to all those who will be directly affected by the work, and would like to invite everyone in the community who is interested in hearing about our plans to drop in to our public information event which we are holding at the Deri Community Centre on Friday 21st January 2011 between 4.pm and 6.30pm.”

The works are being carried out by Welsh water partner Morgan Sindall and are part of their commitment to spend £1.3 billion on improvements between 2010 and 2015.

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