Anglian Water has pledged to spend more than £9million upgrading its network across Huntingdonshire in the next year.

The investment in the district is coming as part of a wider package of work across East Anglia which, the company says, will see it spend more than £440million.

Among work to be carried out in Huntingdonshire, Anglian Water says it will spend £6million improving its Grafham Water treatment works, £1.4million connecting homes in Woodwalton to the mains sewerage network, and a further £800,000 connecting new homes in Brampton to the sewer.

The company says that the investment programme, part of a £5billion commitment to 2020, will be paid for by a price increase for customers of 1.4 per cent, about two pence per day on the average annual bill of £411.

The company says, however, that bills remain lower than they were three years ago after a price drop last year of seven per cent.

Martyn Oakley, Anglian Water's director of customer services, said: "Bills are back down to what they were three years ago thanks to the reductions we've made and the top priority we place on being efficient and offering value for money. We're keeping costs as low as possible for the long term while investing heavily in the region in line with customer priorities."