The Rhondda Valley, in Wales, is about to get a significant investment in its waste water network after Dwr Cymru Welsh Water announced that they are going to spend over one million pounds in Porth, Treherbert and Ferndale and Maerdy.

The main sewer network is going to be upgraded in each of these towns, with schemes in most areas already underway.

Work started on the 19th of September in Treherbert, replacing the sewer which runs alongside the River Fawr. The work is estimated to be completed at the end of October. The Porth scheme started at the beginning of September and is expected to be completed mid October. The scheme involves excavation on South Street, Ynyshir Road and Railway Terrace.

The work in Ferndale and Maerdy started mid month and is expected to take 30 weeks to complete. It involves excavating the old railway line from Avon Street in Ferndale to Maerdy.

The capital delivery manager for Welsh Water, Martin Kilroy, stated:

“These schemes are part of a £2 million investment programme that will see us completely renew the main sewer serving the Rhondda Valley.

“We’ve written to everyone in the localities of these schemes to explain what we’re going to be doing, and apologise for the inconvenience that construction work inevitably brings. For our part, we’ll do our best to get the job done and get out of the areas with the least possible fuss, and we hope that everyone will bear with us whilst we’re doing this work. The new sewer network will benefit these communities for years to come.”

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