Bristol Water works continue outside Backwell Junior School

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 August 2017

The Bristol Water Southern Resilience Scheme. Credit: Bristol Water

The Bristol Water Southern Resilience Scheme. Credit: Bristol Water


Water works in Backwell are expected to continue for two months.

Bristol Water’s Southern Resilience Scheme aims to provide water to more than 280,000 homes and business across the county.

Work has now begun in Backwell, outside the junior school in Church Lane, and should finish in mid-October.

The £27million pipeline will eventually stretch from Barrow Gurney to Cheddar. Work began in October last year and 72 per cent of the 30km has been laid.

A Bristol Water spokesman said: “We are getting as much as we can done outside the school during the holidays. We are still on track to complete by March 2018, which will include testing.

“This new network will give us increased flexibility and will allow us to move water from our northern sources into our southern region in the event of a loss of supply, or water back up to Bristol if we lose our northern supply.”

For more information about the scheme, visit

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