United Utilities are currently undertaking the second year of a major project to improve the quality of water in Lake Windermere. One of the most significant benefits of this work will be reduced levels of phosphorus in the lake, which in turn will mean reduced algal blooms, as Pippa Smith, Wastewater Asset Manager explains in this short video below.
This work includes the installation of a new 6.5km wastewater pipeline from United Utilities' pumping station in the car park at Glebe Road, along the A592 to Windermere Wastewater Treatment Works (Tower Wood). United Utilities are also upgrading Windermere and Ambleside Wastewater Treatment Works to enhance the process to remove phosphorous from the effluent before it reaches the lake.
The project is multi-year, and phase 2 of the project runs from November 2017 through April 2018, so coincides with the Windermere Winter Series.
Season 2: November 2017 – April 2018
There will be a number of closures which will be required as part of the season 2 work::-
Ferry Nab car park.
The initial season 2 work started in Ferry Nab car park in September 2017. The car park will remain open, however there will be a reduction in available car parking spaces until this work is completed in October 2017.
This shouldn't affect the Windermere Winter Series if it runs to schedule.
United Utilities will begin highway work on the A592 in November 2017.
Lane closure: Traffic lights will be in place at the following locations which will be removed in time for the Christmas period. During this work width restrictions will be in place.
The Orchard to Moor Crag
Old Mill Crescent to Beech Cottage
Outside Cannon Close to south of Middle Entrance Drive
Ferry Nab Lane to outside Windermere marina
Road closure: After the New Year break there will be a road closure in place until Easter 2018 between the Beech Hill Hotel and Moor Crag. During the road closure the same diversion route used in season 1 will help direct traffic around our working area via the A590/A591
Glebe Road car park
From January 2018 United Utilities will be carrying out connections at the pumping station in Glebe Road car park. The entire car park will be closed for until Easter 2018 for safety reasons.
Other utilities will also be working during November/December to move underground pipes and cables on the A592.
If you have any queries about United Utilities work you can contact them on 0345 672 3723 quoting project number ADV 80040328. They’ll be happy to help.
Sun 29th October 2017
Be aware the clocks go back 1 hour at 0200.
Be aware there are roadworks at Ferry Nab.
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