Water mains replacement work, Meare Green and North Curry

We’re planning to replace ageing water mains in Meare Green and North Curry which are prone to bursts to ensure you have improved water quality and a more reliable supply for years to come.

This is an investment of more than £600,000 to enhance water supply in the area and follows a similar significant investment around Stoke St Gregory that was completed in late 2022 and early 2023.

This project will start on Monday 4 March 2024 and continue for approximately 28 weeks, finishing in late September 2024.

How will the work affect you?

The work will take place in two phases, as outlined below and in the map attached.

From Monday 4 March, a temporary compound area will be set up within a field just off Stoke Road to provide a storage area for the machinery required for the scheme.

  • Thursday 14 March– Sunday 21 July 2024 – Stoke Road will be closed from the junction with Curload Road to the junction with Broad Lane. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses. A diversion using Stoke Road, Moor Lane, New Road, A361, Stathe Road, Slough Lane, Stanmoor Road, Curload Road, Willey Road, Huntham Lane, Huntham Road and Broad Lane.
  • During the first phase, the number 51 bus will continue to run, following the diversion route via Huntham Lane during this phase of the work.
  • Monday 22 July– Friday 6 September 2024 – Stoke Road will be closed from the junction with Broad Lane to near the junction with White Street, North Curry. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses. The diversion, using New Road, the A361, Stathe Road, Slough Lane and Stoke Road will remain in place until 6 September 2024.
  • During the second phase, Wessex Water will fund an additional shuttle bus service which will provide a direct connection for residents in Stoke St Gregory, Curload and Athelney into Taunton town centre and will depart from these stops at the same or similar times to those that it currently operates.
  • Monday 9 September – Friday 13 September 2024 – We shall demobilise our compound just off Stoke Road.

During these closures we shall ensure that residents can access their properties from one end depending on the location we are working in. There may be an occasional slight delay during working hours but please speak to our on-site team with any specific access requirements.

There may be some noise disruption during this project, but we will keep this to a minimum where possible. You can continue to use your water supply as normal while we carry out this essential work unless we tell you otherwise.

What should you do?

You don’t need to do anything, but if you have any questions about our work, please call 0345 600 4 600 or visit wessexwater.co.uk/contact-us

Need some extra support?

We know that some customers need extra help due to age, ill health, a disability, mental illness or additional needs. This may include easy access to water during a leak or outage, help reading your meter, or setting up a password for when we visit. You can register for Priority Services on our website at wessexwater.co.uk/priorityservices or call us on 0345 600 4 600.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by our work.