Stites Hill Road & Rydons Lane

We are investing over £150,000 in an important water mains renewal in Stites Hill Road and Rydons Lane to secure safe and reliable drinking water supplies for homes and businesses in the area. 

Why is this work necessary?
The existing water main cannot cope with the demand of an increasing local population which is heightened by new property developments in the area. Installing a new, wider main will increase the current capacity.

Also, many mains in this area were laid in the Victorian era and the pipes are now reaching the end of their operational life so need replacing. 

What does it involve?
The project will involve laying approximately one kilometre of new main along Stites Hill Road and Rydons Lane and new pipe connections will be made to properties. The existing main will be decommissioned.

Traffic management
Due to the location of the existing water main and a number of other utilities already in the ground, we will be required to work in the public highway. Therefore, traffic management, including road and junction closures, will be required to keep pedestrians, motorists and our workforce safe. 

Closures are used when we are unable to provide the required legal distances around our works but all customers will still be able to access their properties. 

All roadworks and necessary diversions will be advertised on our website at and information boards will be visible in the affected areas prior to any closure being implemented.

Our delivery partner Clancy Docwra will be working 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday (and weekends where required).

The project will be split into two phases:

Phase 1: Stites Hill Road (click on map to enlarge)
We will start the site set-up week commencing 11 December and aim to complete this phase by spring 2018. A road closure will be in place until February 2018 but will re-open for two weeks from 22 December for some respite over the Christmas break.

Once the new main has been laid and tested, we will need to return to connect three properties which may require a short-term road closure (two days). This work may be carried out over a weekend if requested.  













Phase 2: Rydons Lane (click on map to enlarge)
We plan to start the site set-up week commencing 5 February 2018 and aim to complete by summer 2018. A road closure will be in place for the duration of the works.  















This page will be regularly updated throughout the project. If you have any questions or comments please contact us.