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15 February 23

Epping water pipe renewal - Ivy Chimneys Road, Bridge Hill, & Brook Road

Affinity Water has written and messaged thousands of residents in Epping to let them know that there will be major road diversions in the area from 6th March 2023 to August 2023.

The company is undertaking essential repair work along Ivy Chimneys Road, Bridge Hill and Brook Road in the CM 16 postcode area. The working hours will be 7 am to 6pm Monday to Fridays; 8 am to 4pm Saturdays; 9 am to 3pm Sundays.

Russell Harvey, Project Manager said the Company was sorry for the disruption these road closures will have but that the repair work was necessary:

“It’s likely that there’ll be some traffic disruption at peak times, so residents may need to allow more time for their journey. Vehicle access to homes and water supplies may be impacted too. To minimise the impact of these works we’ve been in contact with the local highway authority and transport teams at Essex County Council.

“We’re sorry, we know it can be inconvenient for us to work near customers’ homes. This work is essential to reduce disruption from leaks and bursts. It will enable us to leave more water in our precious environment and will help us to continue to provide a reliable supply of high-quality drinking water to you and your local community long into the future”.

Residents are being advised to keep up to date on the road closures by registering on the Affinity Water My Account section with up-to-date information on their address and mobile numbers so that they can receive regular text updates.

They can also keep informed by visiting for live updates. Business customers are being advised to contact their water retailer or visit

Residents who want more information can go to referencing the project number PO22844.

More details of the works which will be carried out by J Browne Construction.

The work will start in Ivy Chimneys Road and further road closure sections will follow as the works continue along Bridge Hill and Brook Road.  

  • Access: Vehicle access to properties will be restricted during each phase of these works. Pedestrian access will be maintained during these works. Please look out for the on-street signage for the exact location of the rolling road closure.
  • Water supply: Water supply will be affected during these works. Affinity Water will post a card through residents’ doors in advance if there’ll be any interruptions.
  • Noise: To minimise noise during working hours there will be a ‘non-idle’ policy where plant and machinery will not be left running for extended periods unless they are actively working.

A map of the works can be seen below.

For more information email: or call 01707 277110

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