Securing your water for generations to come

We’re bringing forward plans to secure your water supply for generations to come. The Haweswater Aqueduct has been serving 2.5 million people with fresh water since 1955. However, time has taken its toll on the pipeline and work is needed to minimise water disruptions and maintain the high quality of your drinking water.

The proposed work is taking place across six sections of the 109km pipeline through Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester, which may have an impact in your local area during construction.

We’re committed to working with the communities we serve. You can find out specific information and give us feedback about how these plans might impact your community by visiting our virtual public exhibitions. Click on the map below to find the exhibition specific to your area.

The consultation will end on Friday 18th September 2020. Your comments will help us develop our final plans before we submit our planning applications in Spring 2021.

Hover over an area on the map to select your district.

Choose your tunnel section

The map on the left outlines the sections of pipeline that we are proposing to replace. The pipeline travels 109km from Cumbria, through Lancashire and into Greater Manchester.
Please select the area you would wish to view and follow the onscreen instructions to enter the exhibition room. Inside you will find boards detailing the proposals, an interactive map of our proposed work compounds and a brief animation about our plans. We look forward to hearing your views.

Select an area from the map

Docker & Swarther

The Docker section runs between Tebay Road (off the A685) and Kinn Road (at the junction with the A684) and will require compounds at either end of the underground pipeline.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Docker virtual exhibition.

Open Docker

The Swarther section runs between Reservoir Road (off the M6) and Old Town and will require compounds at either end of the pipeline, near Reservoir Road and of Old Scotch Road.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Swarther virtual exhibition.

Open Swarther

Swarther

The Swarther section runs between Reservoir Road (off the M6) and Old Town and will require compounds at either end of the pipeline, near Reservoir Road and of Old Scotch Road.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Swarther virtual exhibition.

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Bowland

The Bowland section runs between Helks Brow and Newton-in-Bowland and will require three compound areas, two in Wray and one in Newton-in-Bowland.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Bowland virtual exhibition.

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Bowland & Marl Hill

The Bowland section runs between Helks Brow and Newton-in-Bowland and will require three compound areas, two in Wray and one in Newton-in-Bowland.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Bowland virtual exhibition.

Open Bowland

The Marl Hill section runs between two points of Slaidburn Road, north of Waddington and will require two compounds areas, Bonstone and Braddup.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Marl Hill virtual exhibition.

Open Marl Hill

Haslingden & Walmersley

The Haslingden & Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Haslingden & Walmersley exhibition.

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Haslingden & Walmersley

The Haslingden & Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Haslingden & Walmersley exhibition.

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Haslingden & Walmersley

The Haslingden & Walmersley section runs between Huncoat and Bury and will require several working compounds across the section, including areas for mine grouting.

Find out more information about the proposed works at the Haslingden & Walmersley exhibition.

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