Plumbing training apprentices mend water pipe

By: Matt1

Plumbing training apprentices may well have been among those involved in fixing a burst water pipe in Blackpool.

Employees from United Utilities - which has a turnover of £2 billion and claims to be the UK's market leader in utility outsourcing - are mending the six-inch pipe on Common Edge Road after months of delays.

This news comes after the north-west water company replaced the majority of the pipes on the road earlier this year.

The work was carried out as part the Warrington-based utility firm's £2.9 billion investment pledge to rid the city of leaky old pipes.

Engineers will now use a pipe-insertion technique to gain entry to the 100-year-old Victorian cast iron main, which has caused problems with residents' water supplies over the past three years.

Local inhabitants should benefit from a secure and reliable fresh water supply for the next century once the work is completed.

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