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Ascend allotment in South Oxhey gets water supply
Water flowed for the first time in a South Oxhey allotments on Thursday (January 31) thanks to the efforts of volunteers.
The Dig Deep project - a partnership between Three Rivers District Council, Ascend and Farming for All – saw a new mains supply connected to allotments off Kilmarnock Road.
A working party from Watford company BRE dug and laid a water pipe and four staff members will each give a half day every month to assist with the expansion of the site.
The site already has a rain water collection system but the mains supply will prove particularly important in summer months, Ascend says.
The project was funded through a grant by Thrive Homes who will also fund the installation of a new 800 litre rainwater storage tank later this year.