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United Utilities to share pipe improvement plans with Cumbrian communities

This March staff from United Utilities will be visiting Cumbria to share its plans for a major revamp of the Haweswater Aqueduct with local communities.

A mammoth feat of engineering, the 109km pipeline brings water from the Lake District to customers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

After successfully serving 2.5 million people the pipe now needs some major improvements to ensure it continues to work well in the future. Preparations for the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme or HARP have begun and construction work is planned to start in 2023.

Throughout March, staff from the water firm will be visiting community centres and village halls to share its plans and show local people when and where it will be working in their area.

Local people are invited to find out more at one of the planned drop-in sessions on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 3 March from 3pm to 7pm at Grayrigg Coronation Hall, Grayrigg, LA8 9BU
  • Wednesday 4 March from 3pm to 7pm at The New Hutton Institute, New Hutton, near Kendal, LA8 0AS
  • Thursday 5 March from 3pm to 7pm at Mansergh Community Hall, Mansergh, Carnforth, LA6 2EW

Customers can also find out more about the project by visiting

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