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Enfield Council welcomes water company disruption pledge

Published Monday, 31 March 2014

Enfield Council has cautiously welcomed a Thames Water promise that they would keep disruption to residents and road users to a minimum while the installation of smart water meters across the borough is being carried out.

The company wrote to the Leader of Enfield  Council promising to co-ordinate work with the council’s highways team to prevent streets being dug up repeatedly for different types of maintenance and installation  work to be carried out.
 
The aim of the programme is to reduce overall water usage, and bills, and improve the detection of leaks, enable residents to have more control over their water usage and ultimately view how much water they use on line.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “We work with all the utility companies to minimise disruption when major works are being carried out and we impose very strict conditions on companies which dig up our streets to repair faults to ensure the work is carried out swiftly and the road is left in the same state as it was in before the work crew turned up
 
“It is refreshing to see that Thames Water share our view on keeping disruption to residents and road users to a minimum while this major project is being delivered and we look forward to working with them to reduce water use, and domestioc bills in the future.”

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