United Utilities have just announced that they have made a successful start to their £3.6 billion investment in the North West’s water and waste water systems. The scheme began in April 2010 and since then the water company have completed projects on a new West East link water pipeline between Liverpool and Manchester, a £10 million sewer expansion scheme in Middlewich and a £114 million sewer expansion scheme in Preston.
The spend by United Utilities is expected to add £7bn to the region’s economy and create 9,000 jobs for those people who operate drain maintenance and construction companies.
Philip Green, the CEO of United Utilities stated:
“We have made a good start to the new investment programme, launching a diverse range of projects which are delivering major benefits to householders and the environment, while supporting thousands of local jobs.
“Earlier this year, United Utilities completed its transformation from a business with water, electricity and gas interests into a streamlined company focused exclusively on providing water and wastewater services. Going forward, this narrower focus will allow the company to continue to deliver an even better service to its seven million customers across the region.”