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Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its w

British Waterways has an urgent maintenance backlog of 90M. A two year investigation into the state of the 3,200km network of 200 year old canals to create an asset management plan for the organisation revealed the extent of the extra investment needed to keep the nation's canal heritage safe. And what is more, says operations director Stewart Sim,'there is a further 230M of infrastructure improvements needed to bring the network properly up to scratch'.

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