MORE than 130 residents have
inspected a water provider’s
plans for an 11-mile underground
pipeline in Hampshire.
Southern Water held a series of
public exhibitions at locations in
Romsey, Ampfield, Otterbourne
and Totton on its £50m scheme
designed to secure the county’s
future water supplies.
Due to incoming regulations
further restricting how much
water can be taken from the River
Itchen at certain times of year
Southern Water wants to abstract
more from the River Test
and transport it by the pipeline.
Exhibitions were held in areas
close to where the pipeline will
run, linking Testwood Water
Supply Works to a sister site in
Otterbourne. The pipe would
cross two rivers, the M27 motorway,
the Redbridge to Romsey
railway line and the M3.
Visitors were given the opportunity
to view the plans, ask
questions and give feedback.
For more information on the
scheme log on to southernwater.