Construction work set to begin at Llandegfedd Reservoir

22 July 2021

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are about to begin maintenance work at Llandegfedd Reservoir, which plays an important role in supplying over 600,000 people in Cardiff, Newport, parts of Monmouth and surrounding areas with a reliable supply of safe, clean drinking water every day.

The work, which is set to begin on Monday 2nd August, will be carried out to the piers that support the reservoir’s footbridge and leads to the tower. These features are located opposite the Visitor’s Centre and play an essential role in the day-to-day operation of the reservoir which holds over 5.3 million gallons of water.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by the end of October.

While the work is being carried out, there will be two-way traffic lights in place on Sluvad Road next to the tower’s footbridge. The company would like to assure customers that Llandegfedd Lake Visitor and Watersports Centre and car parks will remain open during this time. Visitors will still be able to participate in any planned activities but are being asked to keep a safe distance from the tower structure.

Rhys Hellin, Welsh Water Sub-Programme Manager, said: “Our work at Llandegfedd Reservoir is essential to ensure we continue to provide customers in the area with a first-class drinking water supply. As a not-for-profit company we continue to invest in our assets to strengthen our resilience and continue to improve the service to our customers.

“We always want to make sure our customers know what we are doing when we are working in their community, so we have written to residents to tell them about the work and updated the In Your Area section of our website with the latest information.

“We appreciate that this kind of work can sometimes cause inconvenience for our customers, but we will do all we can to keep this to a minimum and would like to thank people for bearing with us whilst we undertake this essential work.”

For more information visit In Your Area