Canal and rivers trustOur employees have been pitching in to keep the Llangollen canal in a healthy state, as part of a new partnership programme.

We use water from the canal to supply customers in Crewe and Nantwich. Keeping the canal water in a good state means we need to do less to it when it arrives at our treatment works.

We’ve teamed up with the Canal & Rivers Trust to look after the canal, and work with local landowners to make sure their land management practices don’t put the quality of the canal water at risk.

To launch the partnership, a team of employees spent a day tidying up the area around Hurleston Lock – the gateway to the canal.

They took part in lock painting, fruit tree planting, hedge laying and the creation of a new information point.

Kate Snow, south area water catchment manager, said: “We made a real difference and took a great deal of satisfaction in seeing the area look so much smarter by the end of the day.

“It was also the ideal opportunity to speak to canal boat crews about our drinking water supply here and the need to protect it.”

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