Please read below for the latest update that we have received from Dwr Cymru about the burst water main to the rear of Jenkins Street, Abercynon.
Rhys & Elaine
Emergency work in your area
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s job is to give you the best quality water and sewerage services. When we plan to work on your water supply, we will always let you know that we are going to do so, and try to keep any disruption to a minimum. In most cases, we achieve this successfully.
This week we have started to carry out some emergency work that we are carrying out in the narrow rear lane of Jenkin Street, Abercynon. Sometimes things go wrong on the water network that we are unable to predict and we need to deal with these issues as they arise. We have been on site investigating this in order to carry out our repair to resolve this as soon as possible. The leak on our water main in this narrow lane is more difficult to repair than we initially thought.
It is inevitable that there will be some noise while we carry out this work but we will do our best to keep this to a minimum. In order to carry this work out safely and quickly we have had to close the lane to the rear of Jenkin Street.
This work will continue for up to 6 weeks so that we can carry out this repair successfully and to limit any disruption to the water network. Our working hours will be until 9pm most nights, however there may be times where we have to work beyond that. We are working extended hours to ensure that we can carry out this work as quickly as we can. We have set up a site compound to keep our cabin and equipment in at the bottom of the lane on the open grass area.
When we are working on the bridge which crosses the A4059 there will be give and take traffic management in place. We need to do this to make sure our team, local residents and motorists stay safe during this essential work.
This type of work can sometimes cause discoloured water in the system. This is not unusual in these circumstances. If you do experience discoloured water from your tap, please run the cold kitchen tap until this clears. It usually clears fairly quickly after running the tap for a few minutes.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for bearing with us while we carry out this essential work which will help us to keep customers in the area with a reliable supply of safe clean drinking water for years to come. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries about this work, you can reach us on the number at the top of this letter.
Regional Communications Officer – South