Brynmill roads to close for water upgrades
TWO Brynmill roads will be closed — one until March — while Welsh Water carries out vital upgrades.
Brynmill Lane will close between the Langland Terrace and Park Place junctions from October 28 to November 15 to enable the utility to install new manholes and pipe work.
In addition Oakwood Road, between the Rhyddings Terrace and Glanbrydan Avenue junctions, is due to close from November 11 to next March, although it will reopen for Christmas.
A Welsh Water spokesman said: "While we wish to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused due to these investment schemes, we are currently liaising with households and businesses in these areas to minimise any potential disruption."
Meanwhile, contractors are due to remain on site in nearby Singleton Park until Christmas as part of a £3.4 million sewer upgrade for the area.
Welsh Water said it was investing £1.5 billion between 2010 and 2015, partly to help ensure bathing waters met stricter guidelines which come fully into force in 2015. Improvements have been completed in Briton Ferry, among others, with a £15million project lined up in Llanelli and Gowerton.
The utility said it would submit proposals to its regulator for a further £2 billion of investment between 2015 and 2021. The proposals, it said, included keeping any bill increases at no more than the rate of inflation.
Wales's environment body Natural Resources Wales said the new bathing water guidelines put more stringent standards in place and a greater emphasis on beach management and providing information to the public.
Swansea Bay was one of four bathing spots in Wales that failed the least stringent water quality guideline in 2012.
The 2013 results are due to be published next month.
Any seaside venue failing this guideline from 2015 will have to display a sign advising the public against bathing there.